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BRIEFER HENTIUN Actes du Coll oque Li ttérature et Arts Visuels en I reÃ- ande. Soci e te" FTTnTaTs e d'Etudes I r a 1 η d a ι s Fs TTjTT v. de HauteBretagne ). October 1982. Recently we received this intriguing journal and believe it may stir the interest of ELT readers. The publication includes, among others, "Art in Ancient Ireland" (Michael Ryan); "Joyce et la Culture Celtique" (Jacques Aubert); "Yeats et les Arts Visuels" (Jacqueline Genet); "George Moore et l'Impressionnisme" (Jean Noel). Dalby, Richard. Bram Stoker: A Biliography of First Editions. London: Dracula Press, 1983. T3.50 This excellent though small book is the first formal, descriptive bibliography of Stoker's published work, which includes novels, short stories, biography, journalistic pieces, and--so Dalby has di seovered --a poem. Among Dalby's discoveries are three early serial stories, the periodical publication of previously undated short stories such as the important "The Squaw," and newspaper interviews with figures such as Conan Doyle and Winston Churchill. The book is entertainingly illustrated with facsimile title pages and three cartoon caricatures of Stoker from the press of his period. Kelvin, Norman, ed. The Col I ec ted Letters of Wi I 1 i am Morris, Vol. I, 1848-1880. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Fress, 19"BTT T55.00 When completed, this elegantly-produced, two-volume work will give students of Morris the definitive edition of letters they have lacked for so long. Kelvin successfully practices the editorial principle that the annotator shall not come between the reader and the text; we get Morris' voice undistilled, while the apparatus is unobtrusive yet helpful. Kelvin's labors produced an edition of 2,400 letters, sixty percent of which have not been published previously. There are few allusions to ELT figures in this volume, but those in the forthcoming volume are usually reactionary: Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward presents an unbearably "cockney paradise"; Ouida's Strathmore is a "trashy novel"; Wilde is called a clever ass. The letters do evidence Morris' intensely aesthetic view of life, but, as the introduction point out, Morris is primarily a teacher in his letters. His intention was to educate tastes; we are reminded of Morris' influence on the 1890s. Meisel, Martin. Rea I i zati ons: Narrati ve, Pictorial , and Theatrical Arts in Nineteenth-Century England. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. TTess, 1983. $52.5U This richly illustrated work is "concerned with formal similarities and with expressive and narrative conventions that fiction, painting, and drama shared, and less abstractly with the intricate web of local connections that show the arts to be one living tissue." 265 ...

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ISSN
1559-2715
Print ISSN
0013-8339
Pages
p. 265
Launched on MUSE
2010-05-21
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Will Be Archived 2021
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