DAVIDSON, John


DAVIDSON, John
(1857-1909)
   UK poet, playwright and story-writer, best known in the first capacity for Fleet Street Eclogues (coll 1893). Miss Armstrong's and Other Circumstances (coll 1896) contains "An Interregnum in Fairyland", a fantasy tale. "Eagle's Shadow", a future- WAR story, and "The Salvation of Nature", a spoof tale ending in worldwide DISASTER, both feature in the The Great Men cycle of CLUB-STORIES collected in The Great Men, and A Practical Novelist (omni 1891), the second title not being of genre interest; both these stories also appear in The Pilgrimage of Strongsoul and Other Stories (coll 1896). A Full and True Account of the Wonderful Mission of Earl Lavender (1895) is a SATIRE about a self-appointed Nietzschean overman; and the Testaments series of poems - especially The Testament of a Vivisector (1901) - also make use of Nietzsche.
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   See also: END OF THE WORLD.

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