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  • ISBN: 1554809606
  • Author: Max Beerbohm
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant (May 8, 2009)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • ePUB size: 1839 kb
  • FB2 size 1987 kb
  • Formats lrf lit txt docx


And even now. by MAX BEERBOHM. This is the thing I now write of, and at sight of it I understood why there had been that snapping and crackling, and what the white fragments on the ground were

And even now. I offer here some of the essays that I have written in the course of the past ten years. This is the thing I now write of, and at sight of it I understood why there had been that snapping and crackling, and what the white fragments on the ground were. I hurried through the rooms, hoping to see a continuation of that drama-a scene of appeasement, perhaps, or of fury still implacable. But the two oddly-assorted players were not performing there.

Henry Maximilian Beerbohm was born in England in 1872

Henry Maximilian Beerbohm was born in England in 1872. His predecessor George Bernard Shaw recommended Beerbohm for this position supposedly because of Beerbohm's attacks on Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, one of Shaw's own works.

Max Beerbohm was soothing in his writing even though there was a biting quality at times

Something different for me, a collection of essays. Max Beerbohm was soothing in his writing even though there was a biting quality at times. The essays were set in the first decade of 1900 England; there were many fresh observations, clever quips and insights into humanity.

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Comments: (2)
Irostamore
I LOVE this book, which is why I wanted a second copy. However, this edition is VERY hard to read (like too many other books from CreateSpace). The type is much too small for the length of the lines. With larger type, wider margins, and shorter lines (which means the book will have more pages), this book could be a pleasure to read. As for the book itself, I love Max Beerbohm's essays, especially "William and Mary."
Lestony
I like funny things, and when I was a boy it was a commonplace among my family that there had never been a man funny as the "incomparable Max." His plots and sentences were endlessly quoted and even the names of his characters were so amusing one had only to be whispered and the entire household joined in raucous laughter. His novel Zuleika Dobson, and his volumes of short stories Seven Men and Two Others, and A Christmas Garland (parodies of Edwardian writers, each one set at Christmastime), may I suppose live on in the history of writing, and I know people today, even young people, who enjoy them no end. And appreciation for his famous caricatures seems to be ever on the increase, particularly with the internet where many of them are widely seen by people from all over the world.

But then there's a book like AND EVEN NOW, first published in 1920, a collection of essays and memoirs. Once it sparkled like champagne, now it's, well, flat. Some of it is unfortunately dated, but these pieces do not seem appreciably worse than those that have not dated a jot, for all of them share the same essence, the flavor of having been written by a man who loves the sound of his own voice and thinks he's the cat's pajamas. My students rebelled when I asked them to read the Beerbohm classic, "Going Out for a Walk." It is filled with the wit and paradox we expect from Beerbohm--the thing turns into a tremendous peroration about why walks are horrible and ends up, "I will never go out for a walk." Very Fran Lebowitz, right? Another level of depth is added by Beerbohm's frequent resort to misty memories of a long time ago, before tax exile in Rapallo and before modern ways made society boring. The first essay in "And Even Now" (you can hear the figure of time passing in the title) is called, "A Relic." He's the relic in one sense, but basically he unpacks an old case and finds a scrap of writing in his own hand--a single sentence. "Down below, the sea rustled to and fro over the shingle." From that sentence a whole seacastle of memory instantly grows and closes over the mind of the old man--a structure of feeling, the memory of having written a great sentence and needing something the set it off, needing a plot to bring up the pathos. It is clever and it is moving, but funny it's not.

Beerbohm is more modernist than he is amusing. I think nowadays people want a David Sedaris to show them the funny side of life. Beerbohm's curiosities repel, often as not, and his position as a selfstyled "Tory anarchist" is a little bit on the Sarah Palin side. I wish they would make a movie about him like the KING'S SPEECH movie, showing how he helped George VI prepare for invasion by Germany by returning from Rapallo and murmuring nonsense into his ear to lift up the beleaguered monarch's fancy. Colin Firth can continue to play George VI, but I think we need Ian McKellen to gain about seventy-five pounds and play the hell out of Max Beerbohm, the necessary man.
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