By: Dowden, Edward

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vii, 380 pages; Original owner's inscription neatly written on ffep, dated 2.22.1911. Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine. OCLC: 1352251 The author was an Irish critic and poet who taught Oratory and English Literature at University of Dublin. In 1878 the Royal Irish Academy awarded him the Cunningham gold medal "for his literary writings, especially in the field of Shakespearian criticism." Dowden served as commissioner of education in Ireland (1896–1901), trustee of the National Library of Ireland, secretary of the Irish Liberal Union and vice-president of the Irish Unionist Alliance. Dowden's critical concepts, particularly with respect to Shakespeare, are played with by Stephen Dedalus in the library chapter of James Joyce's Ulysses. Topics addressed in this book include Walter Pater, Henrik Ibsen, Heinrich Heine, Goethe's West-Eastern Divan, Goethe's Hermann and Dorothea, Cowper and William Hayley, An Eighteenth Century Mystic, three essays on Shakespeare, one on Lady Winchilsea, Elizabethan Psychology, The English Masque, etc ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.


Author Name: Dowden, Edward

Categories: Ireland and Irish Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd: 1910

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 41289

Keywords: Irish Authors Irish Literature