Books: Man of Irony ; Ian Irvine Celebrates the Wit and Ingenuity of a Peerless Parodist
Irvine, Ian, The Independent (London, England)
a kind of life
N John Hall
Yale University Press
IT WAS not a life crowded with incident. The dramatic fates of other artists of the 1890s - drink, drugs, sexual scandal, disgrace, early death - did not fall to Max Beerbohm. A writer and an artist at a time when decadence might have seemed a moral imperative for a creative life, he lived in blameless domesticity with his mother and sister in Upper Berkeley Street. Only on his marriage at 37 did he move to the villa at Rapallo on the Ligurian coast, where he lived modestly for the rest of his long life.
Despite this deplorable lack of …
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Publication information: Article title: Books: Man of Irony ; Ian Irvine Celebrates the Wit and Ingenuity of a Peerless Parodist. Contributors: Irvine, Ian - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: November 2, 2002. Page number: 46. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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