Reputations; Essays In Criticism by Douglas GoldringReputations; Essays In Criticism by Douglas Goldring

Reputations; Essays In Criticism

byDouglas Goldring

Paperback | April 21, 2013

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... JAMES ELROY FLECKER Of the many young poets who died or were killed during the European War, none perhaps has proved a greater loss to English letters than James Elroy Flecker. By his death in Switzerland of consumption at the age of thirty England was deprived of a poet who loved her passionately, whose work will endure long into the days of peace, whose reputation is likely to go on increasing, rather than to wane. At present his poetry is still, I think, not as familiar as it deserves to be, though the number of his admirers is steadily growing both in England and in America. Flecker was never the idol of any particular set during his lifetime, and since his death very little has been written about his personality as it appeared to those who knew him well. The memories of one who valued his friendship and was closely associated witrT him during his literary life may thus be not unworthy of record. My first clear recollection of James Flecker is of an evening spent with him in a Bloomsbury lodging-house, in the early summer of 1907. He had not long come down from Oxford, and had recently, I think, been schoolmastering in Hampstead. The house, which was in Torrington Square, on the left-hand side as you walked towards the Irvingite Church, seemed dark and half-deserted on my arrival, and its cavernous hall was illuminated only by one nickering gas-jet, half-way up the stairs. Flecker's sitting-room was at the back, on the second floor, and on the night of my visit it was in an extraordinary state of chaos, reminding one of nothing so much as the inner parlour of a second-hand bookseller's shop. Books and papers lay about everywhere, heaped together in hopeless confusion. A wave of paper-covered volumes seemed to have broken over the...
Title:Reputations; Essays In CriticismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217864538

ISBN - 13:9780217864534