Thursday, April 24, 2014

Max Beerbohm’s Poet Caricatures

October 18, 2012Print This Post         

A selection of poet caricatures by Max Beerbohm.

Coleridge, table-talking, 1904

Oscar Wilde, 1916

Henrik Ibsen, Receiving Mr William Archer in Audience, 1904

Lord Byron, shaking the dust of England from his shoes, 1904

Riverside Scene. Algernon Swinburne Takes his Great New Friend Gosse to See Gabriel Rossetti, 1916

Mr. Matthew Arnold. To him, Miss Mary Augusta, his niece: “Why Uncle Matthew, oh why, will you not be always wholly serious”, 1904

Ned [Burne-Jones] and Topsy [William Morris] settled in the settle at Red Lion Square, 1917

William Shakespeare, his method of work, 1904

 Robert Burns, having set his hand to the plough, looks back at Highland Mary, 1904

Editor's Picks
Literature:Poetry:Philosophy:

Inherent Vice’s Two Directions

Albert Rolls

The jokes certainly strike one as sophomoric and the latter one as clichéd, further below Pynchon’s intelligence than one would like to think he would stoop, at least in print. Discounting them and moving on, or throwing the book across the room as Parker half implies we should do, however, would be to lose sight of “that high magic to low puns”.

Read More

Auden, Larkin and Love

Ron Rosenbaum

I was prompted to revisit these ancient questions anew by a long footnote about a single line in the new Complete Poems edition of Philip Larkin’s poetry. The footnote refers to “An Arundel Tomb” contains a provocative remark about that the poem’s celebrated, controversial, closing line, the one about the true nature of immortality: “What will survive of us is love.”

Read More

Plato, Our Comrade?

Daniel Tutt

Not surprisingly, there have already been critics of Badiou’s translation. The first is that his translation breaks the formal rules of translation to such a degree that the original meaning of the text has lost its significance. But this critique is inadequate at face value because Badiou’s hyper-translation is forthright in its intention of taking Plato’s concepts and modifying them into his own lexicon.

Read More
Copyright ©  Berfrois.com