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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Ivory Apes and Peacocks, by James Huneker This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at Title: Ivory Apes and Peacocks Author: James Huneker Release Date: January 19, 2010 [EBook #31017] Language: English *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK IVORY APES AND PEACOCKS *** Produced by David Edwards, Ritu Aggarwal and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at (This file was produced from images generously made available by The Internet Archive)
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IVORY APES AND PEACOCKS DOSTOÏEVSKY, BY VALLOTON DOSTOÏEVSKY, BY VALLOTON
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IVORY APES AND PEACOCKS JOSEPH CONRAD, WALT WHITMAN, JULES LAFORGUE, DOSTOÏEVSKY AND TOLSTOY, SCHOENBERG, WEDEKIND, MOUSSORGSKY, CÉZANNE, VERMEER, MATISSE, VAN GOGH, GAUGUIN, ITALIAN FUTURISTS, VARIOUS LATTER-DAY POETS, PAINTERS, COMPOSERS AND DRAMATISTS BY
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JAMES HUNEKER NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1917 COPYRIGHT, 1915, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS P UBLISHED S EPTEMBER , 1915 To
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JOHN QUINN "Every three years once came the ships of Tarshish bringing gold and silver, ivory and apes, and peacocks." II Chronicles 9. 21.
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CONTENTS PAGE I. T HE G ENIUS OF J OSEPH C ONRAD 1 II. A V ISIT TO W ALT W HITMAN 22 III. T HE B UFFOON OF THE N EW E TERNITIES : J ULES L AFORGUE 32 IV. D OSTOÏEVSKY AND T OLSTOY , AND THE Y OUNGER C HOIR OF R USSIAN W RITERS 52 V. I. A RNOLD S CHOENBERG 89 II. M USIC OF T O -D AY AND T O -M ORROW 104 VI. F RANK W EDEKIND 121 VII. T HE M AGIC V ERMEER 141 VIII. R ICHARD S TRAUSS AT S TUTTGART 153 IX. M AX L IEBERMANN AND S OME P HASES OF M ODERN G ERMAN A RT 173 X. A M USICAL P RIMITIVE : M ODESTE M OUSSORGSKY 190 XI. N EW P LAYS BY H AUPTMANN , S UDERMANN , AND S CHNITZLER 203 XII. K UBIN , M UNCH , AND G AUGUIN : M ASTERS OF H ALLUCINATION 222 XIII. T HE C ULT OF THE N UANCE : L AFCADIO H EARN 240 XIV. I. T HE M ELANCHOLY OF M ASTERPIECES 249 II. T HE I TALIAN F UTURIST P AINTERS 262 XV. I N THE W ORKSHOP OF Z OLA 275 XVI. A S TUDY OF D E M AUPASSANT 288 XVII. P UVIS DE C HAVANNES 301 XVIII. T HREE D ISAGREEABLE G IRLS 311
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IVORY APES AND PEACOCKS
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THE GENIUS OF JOSEPH CONRAD I In these piping days when fiction plays the handmaid or prophet to various propaganda; when the majority of writers are trying to prove something, or acting as venders of some new-fangled social nostrums; when the insistent drums of the Great God Réclame are bruising human tympani, the figure of Joseph Conrad stands solitary among English novelists as the very ideal of a pure and disinterested artist. Amid the clamour of the market-place a book of his is a sea-shell which pressed to the ear echoes the far-away murmur of the sea; always the sea, either as rigid as a mirror under hard, blue skies or shuddering symphonically up some exotic beach. Conrad is a painter doubled by a psychologist; he is the psychologist of the sea—and that is his chief claim to originality, his Peak of Darien. He knows and records its every pulse-beat. His
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