Confessions of a Young Man

Confessions of a Young Man George Augustus Moore was an Irish novelist short story writer poet art critic memoirist and dramatist His first book a collection of poems called The Flowers of Passion had appeared i

  • Title: Confessions of a Young Man
  • Author: George Moore
  • ISBN: 9781406545821
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Paperback
  • George Augustus Moore 1852 1933 was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist His first book, a collection of poems called The Flowers of Passion, had appeared in 1878 and a second collection, Pagan Poems, followed in 1881 His first novel, A Modern Lover 1883 , was banned in England because of its, for the times, explicit portrayGeorge Augustus Moore 1852 1933 was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist His first book, a collection of poems called The Flowers of Passion, had appeared in 1878 and a second collection, Pagan Poems, followed in 1881 His first novel, A Modern Lover 1883 , was banned in England because of its, for the times, explicit portrayal of the amorous pursuits of its hero His next book, A Mummer s Wife 1885 is widely recognized as the first major novel in the realist style in the English language Other realist novels by Moore from this period include Esther Waters 1894 , the story of an unmarried housemaid who becomes pregnant and is abandoned by her footman lover, and A Drama in Muslin 1886 , a satiric story of the marriage trade in Anglo Irish society His 1887 novel A Mere Accident is an attempt to merge his symbolist and realist influences He also published a collection of short stories Celibates 1895 In 1913, he traveled to Jerusalem to research background for his novel The Brook Kerith A Syrian Story 1916.

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    1. George Augustus Moore 24 February 1852 21 January 1933 was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist Moore came from a Roman Catholic landed family who lived at Moore Hall in Carra, County Mayo He originally wanted to be a painter, and studied art in Paris during the 1870s There, he befriended many of the leading French artists and writers of the day.As a naturalistic writer, he was amongst the first English language authors to absorb the lessons of the French realists, and was particularly influenced by the works of mile Zola His writings influenced James Joyce, according to the literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann, and, although Moore s work is sometimes seen as outside the mainstream of both Irish and British literature, he is as often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist.

    2. Moore's 'confessions' are aesthetic. If there's more, you'll have a soul struggling to rid itself of Victorian morality. Of landed gentry, Moore moved fr Ireland to Paris in his 20s hoping to be a painter. He immersed himself in Degas, Manet and discussed Gautier, Baudelaire at his Montmartre haunt until dawn. This memoir was finished in his early 30s after he decided to become a writer. He first tried journalism which he found stifling: "I longed to give a personal shape to something and this c [...]

    3. George Moore writes of a man [himself] in his twenties, searching for his passion. First, its art, then realizing it wouldn't work for him, he switches to reading and writing. Its a very honest book, from the insight of a privileged young man in a different time. I enjoyed his opinions and critiques of the authors he's read and how they changed throughout his twenties. I gave it three stars only because he was so arrogant and unlikeable.

    4. Lively report from early 20th c Paris & London.hilites:39why could i not live without an ever-present and acute consciousness of life? why could i not love, forgetful of the ticking of the clock in the perfumed silence of the chamber?49Degas' innovations75miniature of a beauty of 30. He dreams of Pleasure and he is offered Duty.94Manet & Degas in a cafe105Whistler the least Impressionistic106ach of Milletways the same thing, the same peasant, the same sabot, the same sentiment.109Oh, for [...]

    5. Moore's false modesty disintegrates as the narrative progresses, leaving the reader with an insightful, if somewhat egoistic, read about art and life in Paris circa the late 19th century. Some writerly trivia: In his day George Moore regarded Joyce, his younger compatriot, with distaste: : "Take this Irishman Joyce, a sort of Zola gone to seed. Someone recently sent me a copy of Ulysses. I was told I must read it, how can one plow through such stuff? Joyce, Joyce, why he's nobody - from the Dubl [...]

    6. roundup from 3.5 stars, kind of half memoir and half musings on art, culture etc. never read any of moore's other stuff so i really can't comment on his body of work here aside from this. jumps around to subjects rather frequently, the most interesting are his thoughts on literature, which includes the highest praise of balzac. his personal life is less interesting as he comes across as a rich, arrogant dick, but i guess almost any artist from 19c and before had to have that persona

    7. For its era -- 1900s turn of the century -- this narrative offers insight to lifestyles of gay dandies and man about town a century ago, told through the POV of a character who believes himself a literary phenomenon. Snoozed through some passages about protagonist's hero worship of close friend.

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