Saturday, 25 August 2018

611) George Moore

George Augustus Moore (1852 – 1933). Irish novelist, short-story writer, poet, art critic, memoirist and dramatist. Moore came from a Roman Catholic landed family who lived at Moore Hall in Carra, County Mayo. He originally wanted to be a painter, and studied art in Paris during the 1870s. There, he befriended many of the leading French artists and writers of the day.
As a naturalistic writer, he was amongst the first English-language authors to absorb the lessons of the French realists, and was particularly influenced by the works of Émile Zola. His writings influenced James Joyce, according to the literary critic and biographer Richard Ellmann, and, although Moore's work is sometimes seen as outside the mainstream of both Irish and British literature, he is as often regarded as the first great modern Irish novelist.

- "Master James said the red-haired George Moore is the first great modern Irish and British novelist."…/Ta-ra-ra%20Boom-der-ay.html

- "Moore never ceased to wonder how the clumsy red-haired boy from western Ireland, sent home from Oscott as an unteachable dunce..."
- "Manet has given him the reddish hair that betrays his Irish birth."

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