On Contemporary Literature by Stuart Pratt ShermanOn Contemporary Literature by Stuart Pratt Sherman

On Contemporary Literature

byStuart Pratt Sherman

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...whiffing and sniffing the exciting air, and eagerly wooing to be wooed. A little chilled by the want of salvos greeting the return of the distinguished prodigal and literary elder brother, he duly casts a superior eye over the undertakings of the Celtic enthusiasts, inspects the theatre, revises plays, passes judgment on poems, and even delivers an occasional speech at a meeting of the Gaelic League. But something present in them or lacking in him prevented their working in perfect unity of spirit. Lady Gregory feared that he would break up the mold of Yeats's mind. He feared that Yeats would break up the mold of his. A suspicion on their side that he was not quite one of them and a tinge of jealousy on his side, reinforced by a conviction that they were " subalterns," widened the rift between them. The fact is that in their divers fashions they loved Ireland as their venerable mother. He, an international philanderer, despised Ireland, hoped that she 1 would make love to him, tell him her secrets, " enwomb " his thoughts, and let him go. It were tedious to detail the long-drawn-out aesthetic coquetry which terminated in his final rupture with England and the formation of the Irish liaison. Perhaps the most interesting first fruits of this amour were the volume of sketches entitled The Unfilled Field and the symbolistic novel called The Lake; I have frequently tried to read two of his plays but quite without success. The first of these books is comparable in many ways with the justly celebrated work which seems to have inspired it, Turgenieff's Memoirs of a Sportsman. The second is Mr. Moore's own very contemporaneous version of the unbinding of Prometheus--a piece of symbolism which summarizes whatever there has been of " Messianic "...
Title:On Contemporary LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217525482

ISBN - 13:9780217525480