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Death and the AuthorHow D. H. Lawrence Died, and Was Remembered$
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David Ellis

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199546657

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.001.0001

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Apotheosis

Apotheosis

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(p.233) 22 Apotheosis
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Death and the Author
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David Ellis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546657.003.0022

This chapter discusses the lives and works of Max Beerbohm and Enoch Soames. Max Beerbohm published an elegant and ingenious short story about literary fame in 1919, while Enoch Soames is a typical poet from the 1890s, outlandishly dressed and devoted to French literature. When Beerbohm meets Soames, Soames confesses his frustration and admits that a great artist's faith in himself, and in the verdict of posterity, is not enough to keep him happy.

Keywords:   Max Beerbohm, Enoch Soames, literary, French literature, frustration

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