Figures of Several Centuries

Arthur SYMONS (1865 - 1945)

Arthur Symons talks through the histories and works of poets, playwrights, scholars and scribes. He provides both personal experience and critical wonder to the worlds of his subjects; Donne, Ibsen, Baudelaire and Emily Brontë among them. Summary by Josh Kirsh.

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Saint Augustine Jim Locke
00:16:03
Play 02 Charles Lamb (I & II) Melvin Lee
00:20:47
Play 03 Charles Lamb (III & IV) Melvin Lee
00:14:09
Play 04 Villon Sonia
00:04:22
Play 05 Casanova at Dux: An Unpublished Chapter of History (I) Jim Locke
00:13:04
Play 06 Casanova at Dux: An Unpublished Chapter of History (II) Jim Locke
00:20:32
Play 07 Casanova at Dux: An Unpublished Chapter of History (III & IV) Jim Locke
00:19:24
Play 08 John Donne (I) Melvin Lee
00:22:02
Play 09 John Donne (II) Melvin Lee
00:23:53
Play 10 Emily Brontë BettyB
00:08:42
Play 11 Edgar Allan Poe BettyB
00:09:43
Play 12 Thomas Lovell Beddoes Jim Rowland
00:09:49
Play 13 Gustave Flaubert Kalynda
00:11:54
Play 14 George Meredith as a Poet Jeff Moon
00:13:59
Play 15 Algernon Charles Swinburne (I) Jim Locke
00:23:24
Play 16 Algernon Charles Swinburne (II) Jim Locke
00:38:40
Play 17 Dante Gabriel Rosetti Jim Rowland
00:07:29
Play 18 A Note on the Genius of Thomas Hardy Jeff Moon
00:10:58
Play 19 Léon Cladel Pamela Nagami
00:09:08
Play 20 Henrik Ibsen (I) Adele Parry
00:12:02
Play 21 Henrik Ibsen (II) Jim Locke
00:14:59
Play 22 Henrik Ibsen (III) Jim Locke
00:17:25
Play 23 Henrik Ibsen (IV) Jim Locke
00:17:04
Play 24 Joris-Karl Huysmans (I) Sheila
00:34:27
Play 25 Two Symbolists Jim Locke
00:13:25
Play 26 Joris-Karl Huysmans (II) Jim Locke
00:12:09
Play 27 Charles Baudelaire Sonia
00:06:31
Play 28 Walter Pater (I) Sheila
00:08:29
Play 29 Walter Pater (II) Sheila
00:20:30
Play 30 The Goncourts Jim Locke
00:20:53
Play 31 Coventry Patter (I) Kathleen Moore
00:17:01
Play 32 Coventry Patter (II) Kathleen Moore
00:17:19
Play 33 Sarojini Naidu Josh Kirsh
00:14:57
Play 34 Welsh Poetry Charlotte Duckett
00:14:06