Edmund William Gosse (
September 21, 1849– May 16, 1928) was an English poet, author and critic, the son of Philip Henry Gosseand Emily Bowes. [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9037475Sir-Edmund-Gosse Sir Edmund Gosse] ]
On moving to London (as depicted at the close of his autobiography, "Father and Son"), Gosse took up lodgings in
Tottenhamafter his father had organised these for him. During this time he attended the Plymouth Brethrenmeeting house Brook Street Chapel, Tottenham, where he spent a number of years as a Sunday Schoolteacher. He worked as assistant librarian at the British Museumfrom 1867, and in 1875 became a translator at the Board of Trade, a post which he held until 1904. In the meantime, he published his first volume of poetry, "On Viol and Flute" (1873) and a work of criticism, "Studies in the Literature of Northern Europe" (1879). Gosse and Robert Louis Stevensonfirst met while teenagers, and after 1879, when Stevenson came to London on occasion, he would stay with Gosse and his family. He became acquainted with the pre-Raphaelites, and with Thomas Hardy, Alfred Lord Tennysonand Algernon Swinburne.
He became, in the 1880s, one of the most important art critics dealing with sculpture (writing mainly for the "Saturday Review") with an interest spurred on by his intimate friendship with the sculptor
Hamo Thornycroft. Gosse would eventually write the first history of the renaissance of late-Victorian sculpture in 1894 in a four-part series for the "Art Journal," dubbing the movement the New Sculpture. From 1904, Gosse was librarian of the House of Lords, where he exercised considerable influence. He wrote for the " Sunday Times", and was an expert on Thomas Gray, William Congreve, John Donne, Jeremy Taylor, and Coventry Patmore. He can also take credit for introducing Ibsen's work to the British public.
His most famous book is the
autobiographical"Father and Son", about his troubled relationship with his Plymouth Brethrenfather, Philip, which was dramatised for televisionby Dennis Potter. Historians caution, though, that notwithstanding its literary excellence, Gosse's narrative is often at odds with the verifiable facts of his own and his parents' lives. [Ann Thwaite, "Glimpses of the Wonderful: The Life of Philip Henry Gosse, 1810-1888" (London: Faber & Faber, 2002), xvi-xvii.] In later life, he became a formative influence on Siegfried Sassoon, whose mother was a friend of Gosse's wife, Ellen, and whose uncle, Hamo Thornycroft, was Gosse's lifelong friend. Gosse was also closely tied to figures such as Algernon Charles Swinburne, John Addington Symonds, and André Gide.
*"Madrigals, Songs, and Sonnets" (1870), co-author
John Arthur Blaikie
*"On Viol and Flute" (1873)
*"King Erik" (1876)
*"New Poems" (1879)
*"Firdausi in Exile" (1885)
*"In Russet and Silver" (1894)
*"Collected Poems" (1896)
*"Hypolympia, or the Gods on the Island" (1901), an "ironic phantasy," the scene of which is laid in the 20th century, though the personages are Greek gods, is written in prose, with some blank verse.
*"English Odes" (1881)
*"Seventeenth Century Studies" (1883)
*"Life of William Congreve" (1888)
*"The Jacobean Poets" (1894)
*"Life and Letters of Dr
John Donne, Dean of St Paul's" (1899)
*"Jeremy Taylor" (1904, "English Men of Letters")
*"Life" of Sir Thomas Browne (1905)
*"Life" of Thomas Gray, whose works he edited (4 vols., 1884)
*"A History of Eighteenth Century Literature" (1889)
*"History of Modern English Literature" (1897)
* Vols. iii. and iv. of an "Illustrated Record of English Literature" (1903-1904) undertaken in connection with Dr Richard Garnett.
*"French Profiles" (1905)
Father and Son" (1907)
His book 'Father and Son' partially inspired "
Oscar and Lucinda", a novel by Peter Carey, that won the 1988 Booker Prize, and the 1989 Miles Franklin Award.
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