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Eight modern essayists.

Author: William Smart
Publisher: New York, St Martin's Press [1965]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Max Beerbohm; E.M. Forster; Virginia Woolf; James Thurber; Edmund Wilson; E.B. White; George Orwell; James Baldwin.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Smart
OCLC Number: 1259451
Notes: Thirty-six essays by Max Beerbohm, E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, James Thurber, Edmund Wilson, E.B. White, George Orwell, and James Baldwin.
Description: xii, 388 pages illustrations 21 cm
Contents: A Relic --
The Mote in the middle distance --
A Clergyman --
William and Mary --
The Top hat / Max Beerbohm; Notes on the English Character --
My Wood --
Not listening to music --
What I believe --
Art for art's sake / E.M. Forster; Lord Chesterfield's letters to his son --
How should one read a book? --
The Strange Elizabethans --
Middlebrow / Virginia Woolf; The Dog that bit people --
The Gentleman is cold --
Sex ex Machina --
Exhibit X --
Ivorytown, Rinsoville, Anacinburg, and Crisco Corners / James Thurber; Communists and cops --
The Old stone house --
A.E. Housman --
Books of etiquette and Emily Post --
Miami / Edmund Wilson. The World of Tomorrow --
Walden --
Once more to the lake --
Death of a pig --
The Ring of time / E.B. White; Shooting an Elephant --
Politics and the English language --
Some thoughts on the common toad --
Reflections on Gandhi / George Orwell; Stranger in the village --
Equal in Paris --
Notes of a Native son / James Baldwin; Of Style / Ben Johnson --
Letter to a young gentleman / Jonathan Swift --
Of familiar style / William Hazlitt = --
On the writing of essays / Alexander Smith --
On the fascination of sstyle / F.L. Lucas.

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Max Beerbohm; E.M. Forster; Virginia Woolf; James Thurber; Edmund Wilson; E.B. White; George Orwell; James Baldwin.

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