A Christmas Garland [NOOK Book]

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According to Wikipedia: "A Christmas Garland, Woven by Max Beerbohm is a collection of nineteen parodies written by English caricaturist, essayist and parodist Max Beerbohm. It was first published in the United Kingdom in October 1912 by Heinemann and in 1918 in the United States by Dutton & Co. of New York. Beerbohm had a gift for parody, and A Christmas Garland is perhaps the best collection of parodies ever written in English. In his book Beerbohm parodied the style of popular writers of his day. These ...
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A Christmas Garland

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Overview

According to Wikipedia: "A Christmas Garland, Woven by Max Beerbohm is a collection of nineteen parodies written by English caricaturist, essayist and parodist Max Beerbohm. It was first published in the United Kingdom in October 1912 by Heinemann and in 1918 in the United States by Dutton & Co. of New York. Beerbohm had a gift for parody, and A Christmas Garland is perhaps the best collection of parodies ever written in English. In his book Beerbohm parodied the style of popular writers of his day. These were Henry James, George Bernard Shaw, Thomas Hardy, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, H. G. Wells, George Meredith, John Galsworthy, G. K. Chesterton, George Moore, Edmund Gosse, Maurice Hewlett, Hillaire Belloc, G.S. Street, Arnold Bennett, Frank Harris, Thomas Hardy, Henry James and A. C. Benson. Beerbohm's parodies of their work are intermixed with a Christmas theme and the inventiveness of his own comic talents. When A Christmas Garland first appeared in 1912 reviewers agreed that Beerbohm had not only captured the styles or "externals" of his subjects but had "unbared their brains and hearts". He seemed to have obtained "temporary loans of their very minds," from which he "worked outwards to the perfect jest." Henry James, the first author parodied, read A Christmas Garland with "wonder and delight" and called the book "the most intelligent that has been produced in England for many a long day." 'A Christmas Garland is surely the liber aureus of prose parody,' said John Updike. 'What makes Max, as a parodist, incomparable - more than the calm mounting from felicity to felicity and the perfectly scaled enlargement of every surface quirk of the subject style - is the way he seizes and embraces, with something like love, the total personality of the parodee. He seems to enclose in a transparent omniscience the genius of each star as, in A Christmas Garland, he methodically moves across the firmament of Edwardian letters.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455401536
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 230 KB

Table of Contents

The Mote in the Middle Distance (Henry James) 1
P.C., X, 36 (Rudyard Kipling) 11
Out of Harm's Way (A. C. Benson) 21
Perkins and Mankind (H. G. Wells) 31
Some Damnable Errors About Christmas (G. K. Chesterton) 49
A Sequelula to "The Dynasts" (Thomas Hardy) 59
Shakespeare and Christmas (Frank Harris) 75
Scruts (Arnold Bennett) 83
Endeavour (John Galsworthy) 101
Christmas (G. S. Street) 115
The Feast (Joseph Conrad) 123
A Recollection (Edmund Gosse) 131
Of Christmas (Hilaire Belloc) 145
A Straight Talk (George Bernard Shaw) 153
Fond Hearts Askew (Maurice Hewlett) 165
Dickens (George Moore) 177
Euphemia Clashthought (George Meredith) 187
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