From Publishers Weekly
"In these 20 enjoyable lectures, articles, prefaces and reviews covering a span of 30 years, a great American literary biographer writes with insight, wisdom, humor and charm about the subjects of his major works (Wilde, Yeats and Joyce) as well as about Washington Irving, George Eliot, Henry James, Ezra Pound, and others," lauded PW.
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From Library Journal
Ellmann planned this selection of his literary and biographical essays before his death in May 1987. The modern literary gang's all here: Henry James, Wilde, Yeats, Joyce, Pound, Eliot, Stevens, Lawrence, Hemingway, and Beckett. Though many of the essays have appeared in earlier books--including Eminent Domain and Golden Codgers-- they all profit from the company they keep in this new assemblage. Ellmann's wide range, erudition, insightfulness, and stylistic grace are all on display. The book's title, taken from Finnegan's Wake, points to the valedictory nature of the book and reminds us how much Ellmann will be missed.- Keith Cushman, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro
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