Robert Lynd Essays
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Forgetting written by Robert Lynd is an amusing, satirical and simple essay. In this essay, Robert Lynd has pointed out various professions like that of a politician, sportsman, philosophers, chemists etc. to highlight the most common nature of forgetting things. He mentions the fact that the tendency of forgetting things is more common in the young people rather than the adults. Besides appreciating the people with good memory, he even describes that how Absent- Mindedness becomes a virtue. He did...
Born in Belfast, Robert Lynd moved to London when he was 22 and soon became a popular and prolific essayist, critic, columnist, and poet. His essays are characterized by humor, precise observations, and a lively, engaging style. Writing under the pseudonym of Y.Y., Lynd contributed a weekly literary essay to the New Statesman magazine from 1913 to 1945. 'The Pleasures of Ignorance' is one of those many essays. Here he offers examples from nature to demonstrate his thesis that out...
Robert Lynd, an Irishman, is one of the great contemporary essayists of English literature. He was born on 20 April 1879 in Belfast. He received a Protestant education in Belfast and began his literary work with the drawings of Irish life. In 1901 Robert moved to London where he actively participated in various newspapers. He started his profession as a journalist on The Northern Whig in Belfast and later started to write under the pen name Y.Y. (Ys, or wise)....