The Symbolist Movement in Literature

by Pericles Lewis Symbolism, whose legacy in English literature is best illustrated by the work of William Butler Yeats, was influentially introduced to an English-speaking public by Arthur Symons, translator of Baudelaire and the Italian decadent Gabriele d’Annunzio. Symons wrote of symbolism as “an attempt to spiritualise literature” in his 1899 book The Symbolist Movement… Continue Reading The Symbolist Movement in Literature

The Joyce Book

By Lauren Holmes Published in 1933 by the Oxford University Press, The Joyce Book contains settings of the thirteen poems of James Joyce’s Pomes Penyeach by thirteen different composers, as well as a sketch of the writer by Augustus John, an editor’s note by Herbert Hughes, a prologue by James Stephen, an essay titled “James… Continue Reading The Joyce Book