Maurice Baring

(1874—1945) poet and author

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a versatile and prolific writer. He is credited with having discovered Chekhov's work in Moscow and helping to introduce it to the West, and his Landmarks in Russian Literature appeared in 1910. Of his various novels ‘C’ (1924), Cat's Cradle (1925), Daphne Adeane (1926), and The Coat without Seam (1929), all set in his own high social world, are notable for their acute, intimate portrait of the time. His novella The Lonely Lady of Dulwich (1934) is often held to be the best of his works.

Subjects: Literature.

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