Study Guides for Contemporary British Literature, ca. 1921
Sat May 30, 2009
Specialists may recognize John Matthews Manly’s and Edith Rickert’s Contemporary British Literature: Bibliographies and Study Guides from Harcourt Brace, 1921. It refers to Joyce as a defrocked priest, for example, and sees fit to mention about Woolf only the apparently inexplicable fact that she is the daughter of Leslie Stephen. In spite of this, I found the most amusing entry to be devoted to Ralph Hodgson:
Born in Yorkshire, 1872.
[…] Is a leading authority in England on bull terriers. His favorite poet is Shelley.
SUGGESTIONS FOR READING
- Note that the extreme thinness of his work gives opportunity to study it from every angle and to decide why it has made him a name. […]