Symons, Arthur, 1865-1945

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Dates:
Birth 1865-02-28
Death 1945-01-22
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English

Biographical notes:

Arthur Symons was an English critic and poet.

From the description of Arthur Symons collection. [1906-1929]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676800282

Epithet: poet and critic

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001035.0x0001cd

Arthurs Symons was an accomplished poet, critic, short story writer, travel writer, playwright, and editor. An important figure in the development of Modernism, Symons helped acquaint British audiences with French aesthetic movements in art. A breakdown in 1908 impacted his work and has affected his literary reputation, but he remains a crucial link between 19th century tradition and 20th century innovation.

From the description of Arthurs Symons letter and essay, 1903. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51651720

Arthur Symons was a Welsh poet, playwright, art and literary critic, essayist, translator, and biographer.

From the description of Arthur Symons collection of papers, 1888-1933. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122575717

From the guide to the Arthur Symons collection of papers, 1888-1933, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Arthur William Symons was born in 1865 and educated in Devonshire. He was a friend to many writers and artists of the “Gay Nineties” in England and France, and was himself an editor, critic, and poet who published several volumes of verse and criticism, including Symbolist Movement in Literature (1899). He contributed regularly to Athenaeum and Saturday and Fortnightly reviews, wrote plays, edited anthologies, and translated from six languages. He never fully recovered from a mental breakdown suffered in 1908. He died in 1945.

From the guide to the Arthur Symons Manuscripts and Correspondence, 1904-1935, (Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections)

English author and critic.

From the description of Papers, 1893-1973. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122362208

Symons was a British poet and critic. Hutton was a British author, writing principally on Italy and Italian art.

From the description of Letters to Edward Hutton, 1902-1908. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122468925

From the guide to the Letters to Edward Hutton, 1902-1908., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Arthur Symons, poet, editor and literary critic, author of Symbolist Movement in Literature.

From the description of Arthur Symons collection, 1893-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702152215

From the description of Arthur Symons collection, 1893-1919. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78192701

Welsh poet and critic.

From the description of The Poet-Tramp: W.H. Davies : [n.p.] : autograph manuscript signed of the essay, heavily revised draft, incorporating the manuscript of a review of Davies's "The Soul's Destroyer" [1905] entitled "A Poet of the Lodging-House", after 1922. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581052

Arthur William Symons was born at Milford Haven on 28 February 1865. At the age of twenty-one Symons wrote his first critical work An Introduction to the Study of Browning, 1886. From 1889 Symons made frequent trips to France and became interested in its literature and art. He contributed regularly to the Athenaeum, Saturday Review and Fortnightly Review. Symons published several books of poetry including Collected Poems 1900 and The Fool of the World and other Poems 1906. In 1906 he bought Island Cottage, at Wittersham, Kent, where he died on 22 January 1945.

From the guide to the Symons, Arthur William, c1924, (Senate House Library, University of London)

From the guide to the Arthur William Symons papers, c1900, (Senate House Library, University of London)

From the guide to the Holograph manuscript of 'London Nights' by Arthur Symons, undated [c1890-1895, 1926], (Senate House Library, University of London)

Welsh poet, author, translator, playwright, and literary critic.

From the description of Papers, ca.[1890-1945?] (University of Arizona). WorldCat record id: 28998640

Arthur Symons was born in Wales; as a child, his family moved often, influencing his Bohemian lifestyle as an adult. He began writing poetry at a young age, and determined to be a writer. A series of essays on Robert Browning led to An Introduction to the Study of Browning, and his career developed quickly from this point. A member of the Rhymer's Club and the Browning Society, he thought of himself as a poet, but also wrote short stories, travel books, plays, literary criticism, and biography, and edited the avant-garde journal Savoy. His translations of French works helped introduce the Symbolist Movement to England, paving the way for Modernism; he had direct and indirect influence on Yeats, Joyce, Pound, and T.S. Eliot. A severe mental breakdown impacted his work and reputation, but he is widely regarded as a crucial force in the development of Modernism.

From the description of Arthur Symons letters, poem, and related material, 1910-1927. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 70662177

Arthur William Symons, poet, editor, and critic, was born in Milford Haven, England, on February 28, 1865. After ending his formal schooling at sixteen, Symons became active in London's literary world and also began the extensive travels in France which would ultimately influence his writing. He joined the Rhymers' Club (a group of poets including such figures as William Butler Yeats); edited a range of literary journals; and established himself as a cultural critic with the publication of his Symbolist Movement in Literature in 1899. He authored several volumes of poetry and criticism before suffering a mental collapse in 1908. The majority of his work after this period remained unpublished except for Confessions (1930). Symons died in Wittersham, Kent on January 22, 1945.

From the guide to the Arthur Symons collection, 1893-1919, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

English poet and critic.

From the description of Conrad : AMS and TS, 1908 July. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122633686



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Subjects:

  • English poetry--20th century--Manuscripts
  • Italian poetry--Translations into English
  • Symbolism in literature
  • Authors, Welsh--Archives
  • Novelists, English--19th century--Manuscripts
  • French poetry--Translations into English
  • Drama--Criticism and interpretation
  • Acting--20th century
  • Critics--20th century
  • Poets, English--20th century
  • Romani language
  • Authors, English--20th century
  • Critics--19th century
  • Poets, English--19th century
  • English drama--20th century
  • Artists
  • English literature--20th century
  • Romanies
  • Authors, English--19th century
  • English literature--Manuscripts
  • Mental disorders
  • French literature--19th century
  • Women in the theater--20th century
  • Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
  • Authors, Welsh --Archives.
  • Male authors, English--Correspondence
  • Art criticism
  • Authors, English--Correspondence
  • Criticism
  • Literature publishing--History--19th century
  • Symbolism in art

Occupations:

  • Essayists.
  • Poets, English.
  • Actresses.
  • Dramatists.
  • Poets.
  • Critics.
  • Critics--England.
  • Authors.
  • Translators.

Places:

  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)