THE LIVING TORCH by A. E.

THE LIVING TORCH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An anthology of all kinds of hitherto unpublished work by Russell, poet, philosopher, literary critic, painter, economist, mystic, humanitarian. His editor, Monk Gibbon, has written a long introduction, and this -- and the extracts themselves -- reveal A. E. as a tireless worker with something of the Olympian, focussing primarily on intangible, paralleling the spirit and life of Blake. The extracts range in length from a few sentences to several pages, and in substance and subject matter through literature, criticism, aesthetics, personalities, symbolism, politics, religion, the Irish question, economics. Yeats, Stephens, Blake, Joyce, Tagore, Shaw, Gandhi, Tolstoi, Jung, Masefield, Swinburne and many others touched upon in this volume show the range of his contacts and interests. A book important for libraries and colleges, and for anyone interested in Irish literature and in the subjects with which he was concerned.

Pub Date: Jan. 11th, 1938
Publisher: Macmillan