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Published by Marlboro Press in Marlboro, Vt .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementHugo von Hofmannsthal ; translated by Russell Stockman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT2617.O47 B6913 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination61 p. ;
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2556769M
ISBN 100910395187
LC Control Number85063764
OCLC/WorldCa14264486

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The Lord Chandos Letter: And Other Writings (New York Review Books Classics) - Kindle edition by Von Hofmannsthal, Hugo, Banville, John, Rotenber, Joel. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Lord Chandos Letter: And Other Writings (New York Review Books Classics)/5(8). About The Lord Chandos Letter. Hugo von Hoffmannsthal made his mark as a poet, as a playwright, and as the librettist for Richard Strauss’s greatest operas, but he was no less accomplished as a writer of short, strangely evocative prose works. Editions for The Lord Chandos Letter: And Other Writings: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), Cited by: The Lord Chandos Letter: And Other Writings (Paperback) By Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, John Banville (Introduction by), including The Book of Evidence, The Lord Chandos Letter states the problem of modern literature with a clarity and audacity which have surely never been surpassed.

The Letter of Lord Chandos. THIS is the letter Philip, Lord Chandos, younger son of the Earl of Bath, wrote to Francis Bacon, later Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Albans, apologizing for his complete abandonment of literary ac­tivity. IT IS kind of you, my esteemed friend, to condone my two years of silence and to write to me thus. It is. The Letter of Lord Chandos is a fictional letter written by Hugo von Hofmannsthal in about a writer named Lord Philip Chandos who is experiencing a crisis of language. The letter is dated August and addressed to Francis Bacon, with the fictional Lord Chandos as the author. Lord Chandos' plan was to assemble a book that would negate all books, a collection of wisdom and "aphorisms, reflections and intellectual baubles and call it Nosce te ipsum". Lord Chandos has lived a life where " the mental world is not opposed to the physical", Author: Kubla Khan.   The Lord Chandos Letter states the problem of modern literature with a clarity and audacity which have surely never been surpassed. — Stephen Spender, The book, which takes place in late 19th century New York City, tells the story of Basil March, who finds himself in the middle of a dispute between his employer, a self-made millionaire Pages:

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hofmannsthal, Hugo von, Lord Chandos letter. Marlboro, Vt.: Marlboro Press, (OCoLC) The most influential of all of Hofmannsthal’s writings is the title story, a fictional letter to the English philosopher Francis Bacon in which Lord Chandos explains why he is no longer able to write. Letter,” commonly known as “Chandos-Brief,” Eng. trans. The Lord Chandos Letter), a fictive missive from Lord Chandos to Sir Francis Bacon. In the Letter, Chandos describes an experience akin to sickness or paralysis. Language, he feels, has become a depleted and meaningless medium.   Dear Lord Chandos. This is not a review, of course; nor is it a letter, for what is the point of writing a letter to someone who cannot reply, who would not reply even if he were a real man, and not a fictional character? No, it is more a confession masquerading as a game.