Essays Street, G. S.: The Views of an Angry Man. v1. 01 Mar 2019
#1  GrannyGrump 03-01-2019, 03:26 AM
The Views of an Angry Man

One dozen opinions of a Very Angry Man, delivering scathing satrical commentary on the drawbacks of various facets of society.

An excerpt from “The Problem of the Rich”:
Spoiler Warning below

What are we to do with our rich? Something must really be done at once. We can’t possibly go on seeing our beautiful countrysides and decent streets ruined by monstrous new houses, having the purchasing powers of our small incomes invaded by vulgar standards of living, deteriorating in our taste from the contemplation of coarse luxuries and brutal displays—we can’t go on suffering all this and getting in return merely the spectacle of unattractive appearances and bad manners. Something must be done.

George Slythe Street (18 July 1867 – 31 October 1936) was a British critic, journalist and novelist. He was associated with William Ernest Henley and the “counter-Decadents” on the staff of the National Observer. In 1914 he was appointed to the office of the Lord Chamberlain as Examiner of Plays.

Street is perhaps best known for his 1894 novel, The Autobiography of a Boy, which satirized contemporary aesthetes Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas, and the Decadent movement of the late nineteenth century. [—Wikipedia]

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