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Edmund William Gosse. Biography



Ёдмунд √осс (Edmund William Gosse)


Sir Edmund William Gosse (21 September 1849 Ц 16 May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic. He was strictly brought up in a small Protestant sect, the Plymouth Brethren, but broke away sharply from that faith. His account of his childhood in the book Father and Son has been described as the first psychological biography.

His friendship with the sculptor Hamo Thornycroft inspired a successful career as a historian of late-Victorian sculpture. His translations of Ibsen helped to promote that playwright in England, and he encouraged the careers of W.B. Yeats and James Joyce. He also lectured in English literature at Cambridge.



Edmund William Gosse's Poems:
  1. A Winter Jingle
  2. May Morning
  3. The Violet
  4. Perfume
  5. The Fallen Rose
  6. An Invitation
  7. Lying in the Grass
  8. Epithalamium
  9. The Train of Life
  10. Ballade for the Funeral of

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