The Resource "King of critics" : George Saintsbury, 1845-1933, critic, journalist, historian, professor, Dorothy Richardson Jones

"King of critics" : George Saintsbury, 1845-1933, critic, journalist, historian, professor, Dorothy Richardson Jones

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"King of critics" : George Saintsbury, 1845-1933, critic, journalist, historian, professor
Title
"King of critics"
Title remainder
George Saintsbury, 1845-1933, critic, journalist, historian, professor
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Richardson Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
An early advocate of art for art's sake, George Saintsbury became, for the English reader of the 1880s, the interpreter of all French literature, and later, a pioneer in comparative literature and historian of English prosody and prose rhythm. His early years at Oxford shaped his literary attitudes for life. After a decade as a schoolmaster, he was for many years a leading London journalist, then professor of English at the University of Edinburgh. Eighteen more years saw a steady flow of prefaces and essays and a history of the French novel. In "King of Critics" one meets a man of myriad literary tastes who wished to know the whole history of European literature and share it all with readers. He loved equally the purest lyrics of Shelley and the complexity of Donne, the richness of Rabelais, the panorama of Scott and medieval romance, and the profound depths of irony in Swift and Ecclesiastes, and always urged upon the reader the joys of minor writers. "King of Critics" is a fascinating study not only of Saintsbury, but of the literary world of Victorian-Edwardian England. It will appeal to a wide variety of readers, particularly those interested in biography and literary history and criticism
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1911-1992
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Dorothy Richardson
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5295
LC item number
.J6 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Saintsbury, George
  • Saintsbury, George
  • English literature
  • French literature
  • Literary historians
  • English teachers
  • Journalists
  • Critics
  • Criticism
  • Literatur
  • Rezeption
  • Französisch
  • Großbritannien
Label
"King of critics" : George Saintsbury, 1845-1933, critic, journalist, historian, professor, Dorothy Richardson Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 386 p.
Isbn
9780472103164
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91045198
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25026036
  • (OCoLC)ocm25026036
Label
"King of critics" : George Saintsbury, 1845-1933, critic, journalist, historian, professor, Dorothy Richardson Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 386 p.
Isbn
9780472103164
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91045198
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25026036
  • (OCoLC)ocm25026036

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