Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995

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Dates:
Birth 1909-02-28
Death 1995-07-16
Britons
English

Biographical notes:

Stephen Spender was a British essayist, literary critic, playwright, poet, and translator.

From the description of Stephen Spender collection of papers, [1931]-1993 bulk ([1931]-1967). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430876

From the guide to the Stephen Spender collection of papers, 1928]-1993, 1931-1967, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Stephen Spender was an English poet and critic.

From the description of Stephen Spender collection. [1934-ca. 1950]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 676777248

Spender was an English poet and critic.

From the description of The generous days : manuscript, 1969-1970 and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80781530

From the guide to the The generous days, 1969-1970 and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

English poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to John Rewald, 1966 Dec. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270872272

Spender (1909-1995) was an English poet and critic. Thomas was a Welsh poet. Watson was co-founder, with Cyril Connolly and Spender, of Horizon.

From the description of Papers concerning Dylan Thomas, 1940-1953. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 80775278

Spender, a prominent British poet, published his first major collection in 1933. Spender published a long poem, "Vienna," in 1934 and an autobiography in 1951 entitled, "World Within World."

From the description of Letters, [between 1940 and 1965]. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122543330

Editor of Encounter magazine.

From the description of Letter : London, to Seymour Adelman, 1962 May 16. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28352668

Stephen Spender's poetry was necessarily informed by the political situation of the world and the time he spent in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s. His poems, like the poet himself, are open without being obvious, and rather personal while retaining a world perspective. Later in his life, Spender wrote more prose and criticism than poetry, but it is as a young poet of the Auden school that he will be remembered.

From the description of Stephen Spender letters and poems, 1943-1977. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50999207

Stephen Spender (1909-1995), writer, born in London and educated at University College, Oxford. He was mentored by W. H. Auden with whom he maintained a life-long friendship. He edited Horizon with Cyril Connolly from 1939-1941. Following WW II, Spender devoted his time to criticism, co-editing the magazine Encounter from 1953-1966. Spender also held a number of visiting professorships and lectureships at numerous distinguished American and English universities. He died on July 16, 1995 in London.

From the description of Stephen Spender collection, [ca. 1940-1987]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83759321

Spender (1909-1995) was an English poet and critic. Thomas was a Welsh poet.

From the guide to the Papers concerning Dylan Thomas, 1940-1953., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Stephen Spender was an English author, best known as one of the Oxford Generation poets. Born in London to an artistic family, he was educated at University College, Oxford, and began publishing poetry in his twenties. His early poetry was necessarily informed by the political situation of the world, and influenced by the time he spent in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s. His poems, like the poet himself, are open without being obvious, and rather personal while retaining a world perspective. Later in his life, Spender wrote more prose and criticism than poetry, and taught literature at numerous universities, but it is as a young poet of the Auden school that he will be remembered.

From the description of Stephen Spender letter to Mr. Targ, 1959 Aug. 8. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 144876770

Sir Stephen Spender was a British poet, critic and novelist whose work often took on themes of social protest. He was born on February 28, 1909 in London and died on July 16, 1995.

"Stephen Spender, Poet of Melancholic Vision and Social Conscience, Dies at 86." The New York Times , July 17, 1995.

From the guide to the Stephen Spender letter to Reed Whittemore, 1971 May 24, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)

Epithet: poet

Title: Knight

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  • English poetry--20th century
  • Poetry, Modern--20th century
  • Authors, English--20th century
  • American poetry--History--20th century--Sources
  • Authors, English--20th century--Poetry
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • Authors, English 20th century Diaries
  • World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives
  • Authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
  • Beat generation in literature
  • Male authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
  • Decadence (Literary movement)--History
  • Authors, English--20th century--Biography
  • Literary movements--History
  • Fund raising
  • Authors, English--Travel
  • English literature--20th century
  • Poets, English--20th century
  • Dramatists, English--20th century

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  • England--London (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
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