Beerbohm, Max (1872-1956) by Scholes, Robert

Max Beerbohm (1872 – 1956) Max Beerbohm was educated at Charterhouse and Merton College, Oxford. He contributed to the famous while still an undergraduate at Oxford. In 1898 he succeeded G. B. Shaw as drama critic for the . A charming, witty, and elegant man, Beerbohm was a brilliant parodist and the master of a polished prose style. His works include (1912), a collection of parodies on such authors as Joseph Conrad and Thomas Hardy; (1911), a fantasy about a femme fatalle who causes the entire student body of Oxford to commit suicide; (1919), fiction in the form of essays; (1920), essays; and (1947), radio talks. Beerbohm was accomplished at drawing, and he published several volumes of excellent caricatures, including (1904) and (1922). He was knighted in 1939 on his return from Italy, where he had lived from 1910 (except for the duration of the two World Wars), after marrying an American actress, Florence Kahn . His knighthood was slow in coming, probably because of his merciless caricatures of the royal family. A month before his death he married the woman who had looked after him for many years after his first wife’s death, Elizabeth Jungmann. Yellow Book Saturday Review A Christmas Garland Zuleika Dobson Seven Men And Even Now Mainly on the Air The Poet’s Corner Rossetti and His Circle

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