Characterized as an "eccentric literary man not without a spice of genius," William North was born in England and eventually settled in New York City (W. Rossetti 48-49).
Cornwell compares the works of Pfaffian Fitz-James O'Brien with those of Russian author Vladimir Odoevsky.
In his 1998 essay, Cornwell elaborates on the comparison of O'Brien and Odoevsky in his 1995 work.
Comparing the text of O'Brien's "Seeing the World" to that of a translation of Odoevsky's "The Improvisor," Cornwell shows that they are nearly identical.
Cornwell discusses the similarities between O'Brien's "Diamond Lens" and Odoevsky's "The Sylph."
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