Davidson, John, 1857-1909

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Dates:
Birth 1857-04-11
Death 1909-03-23
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

English poet.

From the description of Robert Louis Stevenson : autograph manuscript signed of a poem written upon his death : [n.p., n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270881585

Scottish poet.

From the description of Autograph poems published in Ballads and Songs, ca. 1894. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270533861

John Davidson was a minor Victorian author known mainly for his poetry. He was associated with The Rhymer's Club, the "Tragic generation," and contributed to the Yellow Book. He was the first to translate Nietzsche into English (albeit from a French translation) and the influences of Nietzschean philosophy on his later poems proved unpopular. He committed suicide at the age of fifty-one.

From the description of John Davidson letters, 1893-1895. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63664465

From the description of John Davidson letter to E.C. Stedman, 1894 Sept. 6. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53432441

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Subjects:

  • Authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Male authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
  • Publishers and publishing--19th century
  • Authors and publishers--19th century
  • Poets, Scottish--19th century
  • Scottish poetry 19th century

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  • England (as recorded)