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  1. The Prince of Minor Writers: The Selected Essays of Max Beerbohm
    The Prince of Minor Writers: The Selected Essays of Max Beerbohm
    The Prince of Minor Writers: The Selected Essays of Max Beerbohm
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  2. The Prince of Minor Writers: The Selected Essays of Max Beerbohm

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AN NYRB CLASSICS ORIGINAL
 
Virginia Woolf called Max Beerbohm “the prince” of essayists, F. W. Dupee praised his “whim of iron” and “cleverness amounting to genius,” while Beerbohm himself noted that “only the insane take themselves quite seriously.” From his precocious debut as a dandy in 1890s Oxford until he put his pen aside in the aftermath of World War II, Beerbohm was recognized as an incomparable observer of modern life and an essayist whose voice was always and only his own. Here Phillip Lopate, one of the finest essayists of our day, has selected the finest of Beerbohm’s essays. Whether writing about the vogue for Russian writers, laughter and philosophy, dandies, or George Bernard Shaw, Beerbohm is as unpredictable as he is unfailingly witty and wise. As Lopate writes, “Today . . . it becomes all the more necessary to ponder how Beerbohm performed the delicate operation of displaying so much personality without lapsing into sticky confession.”

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Country
USA
Author
Max Beerbohm
Binding
Paperback
Brand
New York Review of Books
EAN
9781590178287
Edition
Main
Feature
New York Review of Books
ISBN
1590178289
Label
NYRB Classics
Manufacturer
NYRB Classics
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
432
PublicationDate
2015-06-02
Publisher
NYRB Classics
ReleaseDate
2015-06-02
Studio
NYRB Classics
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