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Max Beerbohm (1872–1956)

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Henry Maximilian Beerbohm was born in England in 1872. In his twenties, Beerbohm became part of the literary circle of Oscar Wilde, and in 1898 he became the drama critic for the Saturday Review. His predecessor George Bernard Shaw recommended Beerbohm for this position supposedly because of näytä lisää Beerbohm's attacks on Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, one of Shaw's own works. It was also Shaw who gave Beerbohm the nickname The Incomparable Max. Beerbohm was known primarily for his sharp wit, often expressed in parody and satire, His first book The Works of Max Beerbohm was a collection of essays in a mock-scholarly format. Other essay collections include Yet Again, And Even Now, Around Theatres, and Mainly on the Air, which was based on a series of radio broadcasts. His fiction includes one novel titled Zuleika Dobson: An Oxford Love Story and numerous short stories. Many of his short stories have been published in such collections as The Happy Hypocrite, Seven Men, and A Variety of Things. Beerbohm's flair for humor and parody was carried over into his art. He was a gifted caricaturist and was as well known for his drawings as for his writing. His drawings have been published in the collections Caricatures of Twenty-five Gentlemen, The Second Childhood of John Bull, A Book of Caricatures, Fifty Caricatures, Rosetti and His Circle, and Things Old and New. Beerbohm resigned from the Saturday Review in 1910 when he married Florence Kahn, an American actress, and they retired to Rapallo, Italy. The Beerbohms returned to England for several years during World War II, but in 1947 they returned to Rapallo where Beerbohm died in 1956. Beerbohm was knighted in 1939. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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(eng) 1. Max Beerbohm, poet and author.
2. Max Beerbohm, 'Bootstrap 4'

Image credit: Photo by Alvin Langdon Coburn, Jan. 15, 1908, London
Courtesy of the NYPL Digital Gallery
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Tekijän teokset

Zuleika Dobson (1911) 1,705 kappaletta, 37 arvostelua
Seven Men (1919) 218 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Seven Men and Two Others (1950) 186 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
A Christmas Garland (1912) 100 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Happy Hypocrite (1915) 77 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
And Even Now (1920) 58 kappaletta
Rossetti and His Circle (1922) 55 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Mainly on the air (1946) 45 kappaletta
The Poet's Corner (1943) 44 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Incomparable Max: A Selection (1962) 43 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Works of Max Beerbohm (1921) 41 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Around theatres (1930) 39 kappaletta
Enoch Soames: a memory of the eighteen-nineties (1999) 36 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Yet Again (1909) 28 kappaletta
Lytton Strachey (1943) 28 kappaletta
Storie fantastiche per uomini stanchi (1982) 24 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Max in verse: rhymes and parodies (1963) 19 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Max Beerbohm: Selected Prose (1970) 19 kappaletta
More (1907) 19 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Letters to Reggie Turner (1964) 14 kappaletta
Works and More (1930) 14 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A Variety of Things (1928) 13 kappaletta
A survey (1921) 12 kappaletta
A.V. Laider (1916) 12 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Max's Nineties (1958) 12 kappaletta
Fifty caricatures (1913) 9 kappaletta
The Dreadful Dragon of Hay Hill (1928) 9 kappaletta
The Bodley Head Max Beerbohm (1970) 8 kappaletta
Things new and old (1923) 7 kappaletta
James Pethel (2012) 7 kappaletta
Dandys & Dandys (1989) 7 kappaletta
Observations (1925) 7 kappaletta
Max Beerbohm in perspective (1921) — Esipuhe — 7 kappaletta
A peep into the past: Max Beerbohm caricatures (1987) 6 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1917) 5 kappaletta
More theatres, 1898-1903 (1969) 5 kappaletta
Selected essays (1958) 4 kappaletta
Last Theatres: 1904-1910 (1970) 3 kappaletta
Collected Works of Max Beerbohm (2007) 3 kappaletta
A Stranger in Venice (1993) 3 kappaletta
Collected verse (1994) 2 kappaletta
A Book of Caricatures (1907) 2 kappaletta
Six Stories 1 kappale
3 by Beerbohm 1 kappale
A Defence of Cosmetics (2015) 1 kappale
Cattiverie occasionali (2008) 1 kappale
An incident (1954) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) — Avustaja, eräät painokset10,874 kappaletta, 176 arvostelua
The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Avustaja — 1,386 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Avustaja — 1,274 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Arms and the Man (1894) — Avustaja, eräät painokset1,100 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Avustaja, eräät painokset936 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
The Book of Fantasy (1940) — Avustaja — 618 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
The Time Traveller's Almanac (2013) — Avustaja — 571 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
Black Water: The Book of Fantastic Literature (1983) — Avustaja — 506 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Avustaja — 464 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Bad Verse (1930) — Kuvittaja, eräät painokset248 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Stories to Remember {complete} (1956) — Avustaja — 179 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Aesthetes and Decadents of the 1890s: An Anthology of British Poetry and Prose (1981) — Avustaja — 175 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Stories to Remember, Volume II (1956) — Avustaja — 128 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Portrait of Max; an intimate memoir of Sir Max Beerbohm (1960) — Subject — 127 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Decadent Poetry (2006) — Avustaja — 93 kappaletta
The Modern Theatre, Volume 6 (1960) — Avustaja — 80 kappaletta
The Bedside Book of Famous British Stories (1940) — Avustaja — 67 kappaletta
Nightshade: 20th Century Ghost Stories (1999) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Second Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories (1966) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta
Best SF: 1973 (1974) — Avustaja — 47 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Yellow Book: An Anthology, April 1894 - April 1897 (1896) — Kuvittaja — 40 kappaletta
Pre-Raphaelite Drawing (2011) — Kuvittaja — 40 kappaletta
The Female Approach (1949)eräät painokset39 kappaletta
Modern Essays (1921) — Avustaja — 35 kappaletta
A Treasury of Old-Fashioned Christmas Stories (2006) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
The Mystery Book (1934) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
A Book of Essays (1963) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Homefront Horrors: Frights Away from the Front Lines, 1914-1918 (2016) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Oxford and Oxfordshire in Verse (1982) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
The Religion of Beauty: Selections from the Aesthetes (1950) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Tall Short Stories (1960) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
The London Omnibus (1932) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Kipling and the Critics (1965) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
The New Forget-Ne-Not : A Calendar — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
150 anni in Giallo (1989) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Dressing gowns and glue (1919) — Johdanto — 1 kappale

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Quitting at 18%. I find the strange writing style with constantly inverted word order annoying, the tone irritating and the 'plot' slow to develop.
 
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pgchuis | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 10, 2023 |
He's an engaging, albeit dated prose stylist, and he can be very amusing. But this book proceeds to it's conclusion, and then kind of meanders around for several more chapters. There are odd bits of business, like the ghosts of George Sand and Chopin dropping in on a central character's piano recital. Actually ghosts abound in this book. If you like Wodehouse you'll find things to like here, but it's reputation as a timeless classic is a little much.
 
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arthurfrayn | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 9, 2023 |
Maybe even 4½ stars... This satire of undergraduate behavior is still hilarious over 100 years after it was written! The basic story is about how the young men of Oxford react when Zuleika Dobson, the beautiful niece of the college Warden, arrives in their midst.
 
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leslie.98 | 36 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |
2.5*

These short Christmas stories are well written but not what I had been wanting to read. I was looking for holiday cheer and/or sentiment; these are essentially parodies of various authors' writing styles. For those authors that I was familiar with (Kipling & Galsworthy to name two), the parodies were extremely apt. I would consider rereading this sometime when I am in a different mood (& now that I know what to expect).
 
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leslie.98 | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |

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