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Edward Fitzgerald


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Edward Fitzgerald : 

''"My masters... in poetry, were Swinburne and Meredith among the living, Rossetti, Matthew Arnold and Robert Browning among the lately dead. To these I would add Edward Fitzgerald... In prose, the masters were Stendhal, Flaubert, Villiers del'Isle-Adam, Guy de Maupassant, Prosper Merimee and Walter Pater".'

Century: 1850-1899 / 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: John Masefield      Print: Book


Edward Fitzgerald : Letters

In postscript to his letter of 3 July 1897 to Ellen Temple Hunter, Henry James tells anecdote about 'yesterday afternoon', in which, after having been 'reading the delightful letters of [...] Edward Fitzgerald ("Omar Khayyam") and, just finishing a story in one of them about his relations with a boatman of Saxmundham,' he went for a walk along the Bournemouth coast where he met, and got into conversation with, a 'sea-faring man' who turned out to have come from Saxmundham, and whose brother had been the boatman Fitzgerald had written of (he goes on to mention the further coincidence of coming home to find a letter from Hunter dated from Saxmundham).

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Henry James      Print: Book


Edward Fitzgerald : [unknown]

'He was also interesting himself in poets such as Keats, Fitzgerald and Yeats'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Lawrence Durrell      Print: Book


Edward Fitzgerald (trans.) : Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The

'Brooks loved literature, and during their long walks together he introduced Willie to the most important contemporary English writers: the theological works of Cardinal Newman, the witty novels of George Meredith, the "Imaginary Portraits" of Pater, the rapturous poetry of Swinburne and Fitzgerald's sensual translation of "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam".'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Ellingham Brooks      Print: Book


Edward Fitzgerald : Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

'I up to coffee, reading "Omar Khayyam".'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Ruskin      Print: Book


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