Chopin : the Man and His Music eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 282 pages of information about Chopin .
back-rooms, with long-haired visionaries assailing the social order, then the East Side of the early eighties has gone down before the mad rush of settlement workers, impertinent reformers, sociological cranks, self-advertising politicians, billionaire socialists, and the reporters.  To-day the sentimental traveller ’feels a heart-pang to see the order, the cleanliness, the wide streets, the playgrounds, the big boulevards, the absence of indigence that have spoiled the most interesting part of New York City.’  But apparently this is only a first impression; for Mr. Huneker had no trouble in discovering in one cafe a patriarchal figure quite of the type beloved of the local- color hunters of twenty years ago, a prophet, though speaking a modern language and concerned with things of the day.  So that we owe to Mr. Huneker the discovery of a notable truth, namely, that Bohemia is not only a creation of the sentimental memory, but, being psychological, may be located in clean and prosperous quarters.  The tendency has always been to place it in a golden age, but a tattered and unswept age.  Bohemia is now shown to exist amidst model tenements and sanitary drinking-cups.”

Ivory apes and Peacocks
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The pathos of distance
A Book of a Thousand and One Moments
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PROMENADES of an IMPRESSIONIST 12mo. $1.50 net

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     —­Frank Jewett Mather, Jr., in New York Nation and Evening

A Book of Supermen
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Contents:  Henrik Ibsen—­August Strindberg—­Henry Becque—­ Gerhart Hauptmann—­Paul Hervieu—­The Quintessence of Shaw—­ Maxim Gorky’s Nachtasyl—­Hermann Sudermann—­Princess Mathilde’s Play—­Duse and D’Annunzio—­Villiers de l’Isle Adam- -Maurice Maeterlinck.

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     —­G.  K. Chesterton, in London Daily News.

A Book of Temperaments
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