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Edmund Gosse

Poet, author, and critic

1849   -   1928

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
native language: English
language of expression: English
occupation: poet, librarian, literary critic, art historian, translator, literary historian
award received: Companion of the Order of the Bath, honorary doctor of the University of Gothenburg

Sir Edmund William Gosse (; 21 September 1849 – 16 May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic. He was strictly brought up in a small Protestant sect, the Plymouth Brethren, but broke away sharply from that faith. His account of his childhood in the book Father and Son has been described as the first psychological biography. His friendship with the sculptor Hamo Thornycroft inspired a successful career as a historian of late-Victorian sculpture. His translations of Henrik Ibsen helped to promote that playwright in England, and he encouraged the careers of W. B. Yeats and James Joyce. He also lectured in English literature at Cambridge.
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