Literary recollections and sketches

Literary recollections and sketches

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by Francis Espinasse
     
 

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1893
Original Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Subjects: English literature

Humor / Form / Essays

Literary Collections / Essays

Literary Criticism / General

Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the

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General Books publication date: 2009
Original publication date: 1893
Original Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Subjects: English literature

Humor / Form / Essays

Literary Collections / Essays

Literary Criticism / General

Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text.
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Excerpt: III. CONCERNING THE ORGANISA- TION OF LITERATURE [about thirty years since I wrote an article to which probably I gave some such title as ' The French Academies and the British Museum.' The more ambitious title ' Concerning the Organisation of Literature,' with which it was published then, and is republished now, was given it by Professor Masson, at that time Editor of Macmillan's Magazine, in which it made its first appearance. In now republishing the article just as it was when it appeared in the Magazine, I have added to the original notes a few which are distinguishable by being enclosed in brackets. During the last thirty years the functions of the French Academies of which an account is given, have remained, so far as I know, unaltered. Certainly there has been no change in the Constitution, so to speak, of the British Museum, although it will be seen that a complete reconstruction of its Governing Body was strongly recommended in the Report of the Royal Commission appointed in 1850, to investigate thoroughly the condition of that National Establishment. Until now their recommendation has been completely ignored by successive Ministries, Liberal and Conservative. Finally, there has for years been fitfully proceeding, in the periodical and newspaper press, a discussion (Matthew Arnold took part in it) on the desirability and feasibility of instituting an English Academy of Lite...

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2940021427364
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London : Hodder and Stoughton
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