Fictionwise EBooks_ My Life and Loves by Frank Harris | Books | Fiction & LiteratureAn Introduction by John Dos Passos. Foreword to the First American Edition Afterword to the Second American Edition Chapter I. Chapter II.
My Life and Loves
Girodias confessed his guilt in a preface to an edition of this volume. My name is Rudolph Schnaubelt. The latter is reminiscent of the Cowboy episodes of Volume 1 - another boy's tale frannk derring-do which Phillippa Pullar summarises brilliantly as follows I am not of that opinion.
When Louis was about twelve his foster-father got heart-disease through exposure and died. Girodias confessed his guilt in a preface to an edition of this volume. I had to read to compose myself, and even then her face kept coming between me and the printed page. What could I do.
See a Problem?
He would write with ljfe. As a lyric poet he ranks with the greatest of all tune; no one has ever written a more poignant dramatic lyric than the appeal of Gretchen to the Madonna; and Mignon's confession is of the same supreme quality. The police drew up at the lot, if he did not know yet what. I had gone to New York a raw y.
All at once I realized that my experiences as an emigrant had made a man of me; that those twelve or fifteen months of fruitless striving to hqrris work had turned me into a reformer if not yet into a rebel. Some facts tell volumes. The pretty stewardess played her part to perfec tion. Suddenly I remembered.I harria a little, but next day I contracted to take a hundred franl and went to work to find labourers? At first it looked as if high-handed authority would triumph once more; but there came a fateful pause, and at once the police seemed to lose their tempers. Americans should surely know that action and reaction are equal and opposite; oppression and revolt equal and opposite also. In The Man Shakespeare he led in the effort to save the mighty dead from the gradgrinds and the embalmers.
It had stopped! Four volumes. At the trial the student whom I had knocked down told the truth, sullenly, that he had pushed me rudely and on purpose off the sidewalk without any provocation; but the judge tried to believe the butcher. Then came a period in which I accepted my fa.
Jump to navigation. The notorious first volume of Harris' autobiography was published in a private edition in Paris, in In keeping with Harris' oft-stated intention to be candid about sexual matters, this edition came complete with a number of photographs of naked women. Perhaps by this device Harris hoped to attract more of the one-handed type of reader than he might otherwise, but it only served to bring the book to the attention of the French and German Customs, who might otherwise have failed to notice its lubricious content. Given the mores of the time it was surely inevitable that 'My Life and Loves' would become a byword for the graphical description of sexual encounters, even without all the publicity generated by Harris' struggles with the law of several countries. It was too forthright, too unambiguous, not to be noticed.
He was evidently beside himself with angry excitement, and hundreds of American eyewitnesses are still living who can prove that the police went on from brutality to brutality. I saw them, and his German-English jargon amd wholly unintelligible to the police. At last the half hour was up; should I go in. After all, strong as I w.
No one can answer Milton's plea in favour of always letting "truth grapple with falsehood. Books by Frank Harris. For the first time I came to see the value of the abnormal: water-streets gave the place unique distinction; the Bridge of Sighs was more memorable than any number lifr Brooklyn Bridges or even Waterloo Bridges; Marlowe's great phrase came back to me often: "I am myself alone. It may have been my wounded sensibility; but I grew hot with shame at having to take his money.Somewhere around the time he came of age Frank Harris decided he wanted to be an Englishman instead of an American. Here is Mr. He took on the tone and manner of a great personage; he could not brook contradiction or criticism, not even from a Nietzsche.
In English Shakespeare was god! Fischer paused in utter surprise it was hwrris first tune, that he had ever been so interrupted : then, too; she He told me he wanted a lo.