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  • Seven Men
  • Written by Max Beerbohm
    Introduction by John Updike
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780940322547
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In Seven Men the brilliant English caricaturist and critic Max Beerbohm turns his comic searchlight upon the fantastic fin-de-siècle world of the 1890s—the age of Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, and the young Yeats, as well of Beerbohm's own first success. In a series of luminous sketches, Beerbohm captures the likes of Enoch Soames, only begetter of the neglected poetic masterwork Fungoids; Maltby and Braxton, two fashionable novelists caught in a bitter rivalry; and "Savonarola" Brown, author of a truly incredible tragedy encompassing the entire Italian Renaissance. One of the masterpieces of modern humorous writing, Seven Men is also a shrewdly perceptive, heartfelt homage to the wonderfully eccentric character of a bygone age.

  • Seven Men by Max Beerbohm
  • October 31, 2000
  • Fiction - Literary
  • NYRB Classics
  • $15.95
  • 9780940322547

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