Seven Men

Seven Men

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by Max Beerbohm, John Updike
     
 

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In Seven Men the brilliant English caricaturist and critic Max Beerbohm turned his comic searchlight upon the fantastic fin-de-siecle world of the 1890s--the age of Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, and the young Yeats, as well of Beerbohm's own first success. In a series of luminous sketches, Beerbohm captures the likes of Enoch Soames, only begetter of the

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In Seven Men the brilliant English caricaturist and critic Max Beerbohm turned his comic searchlight upon the fantastic fin-de-siecle world of the 1890s--the age of Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, and the young Yeats, as well of Beerbohm's own first success. In a series of luminous sketches, Beerbohm captures the likes of Enoch Soames, only begetter of the neglected poetic masterwork Fungoids, Maltby and Braxton, two fashionable novelists caught in a bitter rivalry, and Savonarola Brown, author a truly incredible tragedy encompassing the entire Italian Renaissance. One of the masterpieces of modern humorous writing, Seven Men is also a shrewdly perceptive but also heartfelt homage to the wonderfully eccentric character of a bygone age.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm (1872-1956) was born in London and studied at Oxford. He published his first collection of essays, entitled The Works of Max Beerbohm, in 1896 and soon established a reputation as a brilliant caricaturist and critic. He was married to the American actress Florence Kahn and lived in Rapallo, Italy, for most of his life.

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Reprint of the incomparable Max's classic parody of the end of the 19th-century world. New introduction by John Updike. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940322547
Publisher:
New York Review Books
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Series:
New York Review Books Classics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,325,970
Product dimensions:
5.01(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.56(d)

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W.H. Auden
As a parodist, he is probably the finest in English.
Bertrand Russell
The most faultless of my contemporaries. . .I prefer Seven Men to all his other books.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
quite simply the best collection of short stories in the English language