The Art of Letters

Robert LYND (1879 - 1949)

From the pen of the Irish poet and essayist, Robert Lynd, comes a collection of humorous and satirical essay on the literary scene of his day with critiques of poets and and poetry, ranging from Pepys to Walter de la Mare. He even examines criticism itself. - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dedication Larry Wilson
00:01:02
Play 01 Mr. Pepys drandall
00:17:31
Play 02 John Bunyan Larry Wilson
00:13:09
Play 03 Thomas Campion Graham Scott
00:14:36
Play 04 John Donne Part I  from beginning through "Who is my mistress:" Graham Scott
00:17:18
Play 05 John Donne Part II from "One sort of readers" through "Anne Donne; Undone" Graham Scott
00:14:45
Play 06 John Donne Part III from "His married life" to end Graham Scott
00:16:52
Play 07 Horace Walpole Part I from beginning to "people in the room." Graham Scott
00:13:46
Play 08 Horace Walpole Part II from "It is generally assumed" through "fashionable trifler" Graham Scott
00:13:54
Play 09 Horace Walpole Part III from "Not that it is possible to represent him" to end Graham Scott
00:12:21
Play 10 William Cowper Part I from beginning through "the creature he describes.” thestorygirl
00:16:58
Play 11 William Cowper Part II from "Cowper was not to be" through  "both men.." thestorygirl
00:21:44
Play 12 William Cowper Part III from "If we love Cowper" to end thestorygirl
00:13:44
Play 13 A Note on Elizabethan Plays Kathleen Moore
00:11:33
Play 14 The Office of the Poets Kathleen Moore
00:16:28
Play 15 Edward Young as Critic Kathleen Moore
00:14:14
Play 16 Gray and Collins Graham Scott
00:15:25
Play 17 Aspects of Shelley: The Character Half-Comic Graham Scott
00:14:44
Play 18 Aspects of Shelley: The Experimentalist Graham Scott
00:10:36
Play 19 Aspects of Shelley: The Poet of Hope Graham Scott
00:10:44
Play 20 The Wisdom of Coleridge: Coleridge as Critic Kathleen Moore
00:16:31
Play 21 The Wisdom of Coleridge: Coleridge as a Talker Kathleen Moore
00:15:53
Play 22 Tennyson: A Temporary Criticism Kathleen Moore
00:10:22
Play 23 The Politics of Swift and Shakespeare:  Swift Graham Scott
00:11:55
Play 24 The Politics of Swift and Shakespeare: Shakespeare Graham Scott
00:13:53
Play 25 The Personality of Morris Graham Scott
00:14:19
Play 26 George Meredith: The Egoist Loraine Flegal
00:11:40
Play 27 George Meredith: The Olympian Unbends Loraine Flegal
00:08:29
Play 28 George Meredith: The Anglo-Irish Aspect Amelia Chesley
00:08:51
Play 29 Oscar Wilde Graham Scott
00:09:40
Play 30 Two English Critics: Mr. Saintsbury Amelia Chesley
00:16:01
Play 31 Two English Critics: Mr. Gosse drandall
00:12:53
Play 32 An American Critic: Professor Irving Babbitt Gary Grenholm
00:14:33
Play 33 Georgians: Mr. de la Mare Gary Grenholm
00:15:51
Play 34 Georgians: The Group Gary Grenholm
00:08:01
Play 35 Georgians: The Young Satirists Gary Grenholm
00:16:25
Play 36 Labour of Authorship Amelia Chesley
00:14:28
Play 37 The Theory of Poetry thestorygirl
00:13:34
Play 38 The Critic as Destroyer drandall
00:25:26
Play 39 Book Reviewing Part I from beginning through "without ever being able to see it." Amelia Chesley
00:15:33
Play 40 Book Reviewing Part II from "One of the chief virtues of the anecdote" to the end Amelia Chesley
00:15:34