Lost Leaders

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Sprache - Englisch

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In 'Lost Leaders,' Andrew Lang hones his formidable narrative prowess to weave a collection of essays that examines the intellectual and cultural climates of his time. Lang's penetrating gaze and articulate prose dissect the lives and works of influential figures whose impact has waned or been obscured by the passage of time. His style, often marked by wit and a lightly worn erudition, allows readers a multifaceted look into the historical and literary context of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lang's essays serve not only as portraits but as reflections on the ephemeral nature of fame and the evolution of public taste.

Andrew Lang, a versatile Scottish writer and critic, was a significant figure in the literary world of the Victorian era. His academic background and broad range of interests, including folklore, mythology, anthropology, and history, imbued his work with a richness of perspective and a depth of understanding. In 'Lost Leaders,' his scholarship and personal insights converge to explore the shifting sands of literary and cultural dominance, engaging with the legacies left by once-prominent individuals who have receded from public memory.

'Lost Leaders' is recommended for readers who take pleasure in exploring the nooks and crannies of literary history and those intrigued by cultural commentary through the biographical sketch. Lang's work is a tapestry of lost art and forgotten intellects, providing a rich and contemplative reading experience for scholars, students of history, and any curious mind longing to reconnect with the obscured voices of the past. As DigiCat Publishing presents this work with reverence, may it encourage us to ponder our own impermanence in the grand procession of human achievement.


About the Author

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scottish writer and scholar, known for his work as a poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He earned a reputation as a master of folklore and storytelling, most notably through his 'Coloured' Fairy Books, which have enthralled generations of readers. Published in 1889, 'The Blue Fairy Book' was the first of twelve in this series and is perhaps his most celebrated collection. Yet, Lang's literary prowess extends well beyond his fairy tales. His acute literary critique is exemplified in works like 'Lost Leaders' (1889), where he explores prominent figures whose impact has faded in the public memory. Lang's eclectic scholarship reflected in his writings spanned various genres, resonating Victorian fascination with the exotic and mythical. His style combined a romantic penchant for the supernatural with an intellectual rigor that added depth to his narratives. His marriage with Leonora Blanche Alleyne infused his work with a rare synergy, her input being discernible in many of his works. Despite his broad oeuvre, his legacy endures most in his fairy tale compilations, which continue to permeate popular culture, charming both children and adults worldwide with their magic and sincerity.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 104 Pages

Filesize: 311.3 KB

ISBN: 8596547351139

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