Fifty Works of English Literature We Could Do Without by Charles Osborne, Brigid Brophy, Michael Levey

By Charles Osborne, Brigid Brophy, Michael Levey

The 50 works of English (and American) Literature handled during this publication are all thought of classics, reverently taught in our faculties, studied by means of researchers. The authors contend that those dull, pretentious, and/or badly written works don't deserve their serious acclaim. This e-book comprises an essay on all of the 50 works, explaining why shall we do with out it.

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All you’ve in fact done is spend twenty-four hours in the company of an indefatigable raconteur who believes he has a gift for telling you in a fuimy way what it would have been like had you met those people, undergone those adventures, and experienced those tastw and smells. nd nudging your ribs. If he’s vigorous, you’re exhausted. Literary persons who are secretly ashamed of being literary may now go to bed as aching and bruised as they would have been had they spent the time playing rugby.

If equated with uncritical innocence and merry stupidity, it is perhaps true to say that She Stoop: to Conquer will amuse children. Even the most naive of adults can hardly be expected to find Goldsmith’s play even tolerable. Recently it has been described by a Profssor of English Literature at Leeds as ‘timeless’, which suggests merely how slowly things must move in Leeds; Goldsmith himself (always inclined to blurt out the truth) was nearer the mark when he described his play as a ‘slight performance’.

The curtain down — them. nd Vanbrugh. Sheridan is a milk-and-water version of the true cognac of genius; and nobody nowadays is weak enough to need his dilution. 28 on are no WILLIAM ‘I Wandered Lonely (The Daffodils) ‘THOUGH the daffodil as a named in Cloud’ English by Shakespeare it who put his romantic trademark it —the daffodils that I saw—and it is this trademark and was on was WORDSWORTH annexed by Wordsworth, popularly remembered’ (John Bayley). Yes indeed. ncome. After all, Wordsworth claimed that gazing had brought him ‘wealth’.

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