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Stephen Spender (1909–1995)

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Stephen Harold Spender was born on February 28, 1909 in London, England. He was educated at University College, Oxford University. With the help of a small independent income, he left Oxford in 1931 to devote himself entirely to poetry writing. His first collection of poetry, Twenty Poems, was näytä lisää published in 1930. His other poetry collections include Poems of Dedication, Edge of Being: Poems, and Dolphins. His first prose book, The Destructive Element, was published in 1934. His other works included The Burning Cactus, Forward from Liberalism, European Witness, World Within World, Learning Laughter, The Year of the Young Rebels, Love-Hate Relations: English and American Sensibilities, and The Thirties and After. He also taught English literature at several universities including the University College of London University. He was named a Commander of the British Empire in 1962 and was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1971. In 1965, he was the first non-American to serve as Consultant in Poetry in English to the Library of Congress. He was knighted in 1983. He died on July 16, 1995 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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China Diary (1982) 102 kappaletta
Journals 1939-1983 [1939] (1985) 101 kappaletta
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Letters to Christopher (1980) 54 kappaletta
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Dolphins (1958) 41 kappaletta
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The year of the young rebels (1969) 30 kappaletta
The Struggle of the Modern (1963) 28 kappaletta
The Making of a Poem. (1955) 26 kappaletta
The Forward Book of Poetry 1993 (1992) 23 kappaletta
Forward from liberalism (1937) 22 kappaletta
The Generous Days (1971) 22 kappaletta
Selected Poems (2009) 21 kappaletta
Poems of Dedication (1947) 17 kappaletta
A Choice of Shelley's Verse (1971) 16 kappaletta
The burning cactus (1936) 15 kappaletta
Vienna (1935) 14 kappaletta
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Learning laughter (1952) 12 kappaletta
European Witness (1946) 12 kappaletta
Air Raids (1943) 10 kappaletta
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The Creative Element (1953) 9 kappaletta
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Un regard (1990) 5 kappaletta
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"Un mundo dentro del mundo, la célebre autobiografía de Stephen Spender, contiene vívidos retratos de Virginia Woolf, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Auden o Cristopher Isherwood, y una fascinante descripción de la Europa de los años veinte y treinta: el frío brillo de la vida universitaria inglesa, el desenfreno erótico y cultural de la Alemania de entreguerras, y un relato distanciado y personalísimo de la participación del autor en la guerra civil española."
 
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BibliotecaJosepCosta | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 26, 2023 |
This is an enjoyable book, although rather inconsistent. Some of the passages, especially those that are heavy on dialogue, are awkward and with a purpose that is far from clear. Others are bright and evocative. Although none of the characters is simple, nor are they alive or engaging, particularly in the first part of the book.
 
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robfwalter | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 31, 2023 |
A lyrical and fascinating memoir, this book was written when the author was still in his forties. Included here is an introduction for this new 1994 edition. I enjoyed the references to both Auden and Isherwood, two of my favorite authors, while Spender's prose style complements his own poetry.
 
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jwhenderson | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 26, 2022 |
The Fontana Modern Masters was a series of pocket guides on writers, philosophers, and other thinkers and theorists who shaped the intellectual landscape of the twentieth century, and the series editor was Frank Kermode who was Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. Each volume aimed to be an introduction to the life and writings.

T.S. Eliot left instructions that his biography should not be written. (p. 22). Yet, in The function of criticism he had written that 'the critic should be a master of fact‘ and these facts include biographical information about the writer. Eliot's idea that his relationship to his readership should be through his work, and not through his biography has now become a mainstream idea about the appreciation of literary works. Descpite his caution about his private life, Eliot did let out some biographical information about himself, for example in his correspondence.

The author of this short biography and critical introduction to T.S. Eliot was Stephen Spender. Spender himself was a poet, and wrote a novel, travel and autobiographical works, as well as literary criticism. He was a contemporary of T.S Eliot and a friend, and in turn a contemporary of the friends they had in common, many of whom were also writers, poets and scholars active during the same period. Thus, Spender writes: "On one occasion I was having tea with Leonard and Virginia Woolf when Eliot was also a fellow-guest." (p. 129) Stephen Spender first met T.S. Eliot in 1928.

Despite these close personal relations, Eliot is foremostly a critical introduction to Eliot's works, based of wide reading of primary and secondary sources. One gets the feeling that the author secretly honoured Eliot's wish. Spender's analyses and interpretation of Eliot's works is precise and elegant, and obviously Spender's writing style is superior to any academic scholar, with very, very few exceptions.

Besides having Frank Kermode as the series editor, the acknowledgements also mention the contributions of Eliot's wife, Valerie Eliot, Professor John Bayley and Mrs Bayley (Iris Murdoch).
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