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Enoch Soames:
The Critical Heritage


The Calumny of Beerbohm
The Anxiety of Influence
New Light on Soames
Enoch’s Castle
In Praise of Christian Diabolism
Iconographia Fungosiana
Strange Growths
A Letter to the Editor
List of Illustrations
Le Diaboliste Catholique
Portrait Study of Enoch Soames
En Attendant
Crème de Menthe and Nicotine
A Man of Letters
Enoch Soames, Esq.
The Bad Homburg

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The Arms of a PoetEnoch Soames - The Critical Heritage
Enoch Soames, by William Rothenstein

A Man of Letters 1894.

William Rothenstein 1872 - 1945.
Lithograph. 12.5 x 9.3 cm.
Signed in the stone “Rothenstein, Paris ’94.”

Published in an edition of two copies, for distribution to the poet's friends and admirers. Originally drawn at Soames's request as a frontispiece for his intended, though then, as yet, un-named book of verses, the image seems unduly flattering in the way it suggests both a health and a repose unlikely from what we know of the poet's rather more febrile character.
    Muddiman in The Men of the Nineties, his study of the fin-de-siècle, referred to “Will Rothenstein's lithographs, which are an absolute necessity to any one who would live a while with the shades of these men.”

Enoch Soames