Warner, Rex, 1905-1986

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Rex Warner was born in Birmingham and was raised in the bucolic splendour of the Cotswold Hills, his father a clergyman, his mother a teacher. Winning a scholarship to Oxford, Warner developed an odd mix of intellectual intensity and rugged rusticism, which would inform his writing throughout his life. Popular with critics but seldom with the public, a central theme of his writing is man as a political entity, exemplified by his celebrated novels of Classical Rome and Greece.

From the description of Rex Warner letter and announcement, ca. 1945. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 51045579

Rex Warner was an English novelist, poet, essayist, translator, and literary critic.

From the description of Rex Warner collection of papers, [1920]-1967. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122430940

From the guide to the Rex Warner collection of papers, 1920]-1967, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

Epithet: poet and novelist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000496.0x0002b5

Reginald Ernest "Rex" Warner was a novelist, translator, and poet. Born in England in 1905 and educated at Oxford University, he directed the British Institute in Athens, Greece (1945-1947), and taught English at Technical University, Berlin (1948-1950) and the University of Connecticut (1963-1974). He wrote poems, novels, and critical essays, and also did work on films and broadcasting. Among his novels are The aerodrome, Pericles, the Athenian, The young Caesar, and Imperial Caesar. He died in England, 24 June 1986.

From the description of Rex Warner manuscripts and letters to Alan McLeod, 1945-1997. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 40138768

British novelist, classical scholar, translator, and professor of English at University of Connecticut; d. 1986.

From the description of Rex Warner papers, ca. 1945-1970. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28420957

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creatorOf Warner, Rex, 1905-1986. Rex Warner papers. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn HUMPHREY SEARLE COLLECTION. Vol. xcviii.ff. 85. Largest size 330 x 205mm.1. ff. 1-26. ‘The Pallingham Depression’ by Frederick Bradnum; n.d. Annotated typescript. See also Add. 71767, ff. 1-19.2. ff. 27-52. ‘Promethius unbound’, Aeschylus, translated..., 1973 British Library
creatorOf Warner, Rex, 1905-1986. Rex Warner papers, ca. 1945-1970. University of Connecticut, Homer Babbidge Library
referencedIn Louis MacNeice collection of papers, 1934]-1966 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf Correspondence between Reinhardt and Maria Zanna (known as Marō) Seferiades, widow of George Seferis (real name Seferiádes), relating to the publishing rights of George Seferis On the Greek style, which The Bodley Head had published in 1967. With a t..., 1960-1982 British Library
creatorOf Correspondents, surnames T-W.Iris Taylor, 1990. To Reinhardt on the death of her mother. Judy Taylor, afterwards Hough, 1971-1996. Includes press cuttings, and some letters to and from her husband, Richard Hough. Sir Denis Thatcher, 1979-1984. All ..., 1971-1996 British Library
referencedIn Osborne, E. Allen (Eric Allen), 1906-. Eric Allen Osborne papers concerning In letters of red, 1935-1938. Yale University Library
creatorOf Warner, Rex, 1905-1986,. Papers pertaining to Rex Warner. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Rex Warner collection of papers, 1920]-1967 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
creatorOf W. H. AUDEN: autograph fair copy of his poem 'Roar Gloucestershire, do yourself proud' dedicated to Jonathan Warner, son of Rex Warner; circa Easter 1931. Published with revisions as the fourth of six Odes in The Orators (1932). Sent by Auden to Rex ..., 1931 British Library
referencedIn Papers pertaining to Rex Warner, 1946-1956 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Osborne, E. Allen (Eric Allen), 1906-. Eric Allen Osborne papers concerning In letters of red, 1935-1938. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Warner, Rex, 1905-1986. Rex Warner manuscripts and letters to Alan McLeod, 1945-1997. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Max Reinhardt papers, 1899-2006 British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901-1990. Rosamond Lehmann letters to Campbell Nairne, radio script, and clippings on Rex Warner, 1944-1946. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Warner, Rex, 1905-1986. Rex Warner letter and announcement, ca. 1945. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Warner, Rex, 1905-1986. Rex Warner letter and announcement, ca. 1945. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf MacNeice, Louis, 1907-1963. Louis MacNeice collection of papers, [1934]-1966. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf HARROD PAPERS. Vol. XIII (ff. 194). 1949-1956.includes:f. 1 Hon Mark Raymond Bonham Carter, publisher: Letters to Sir Roy Forbes Harrod from Hon. Mark Raymond Bonham Carter: 1949, 1961.f. 2 Cyril John Radcliffe, Viscount Radcliffe: Correspondence..., 1949-1956 British Library
creatorOf Warner, Rex, 1905-1986. Rex Warner letters to E.W. Martin, 1946. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Warner, Rex, 1905-1986. Rex Warner collection of papers, [1920]-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Correspondents, surnames H-O.Gunnar Hägglöf, 1984. To Reinhardt. Sir William John Haley, 1964-1983. With correspondence with Susan Haley written after Haley’s death, and a copy of the order of service for the thanksgiving service of 29 Oct 1987. Si..., 1962-1992 British Library
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associatedWith Lehmann, Rosamond, 1901-1990. person
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associatedWith Martin, E. W. (Ernest William), person
associatedWith McLeod, A. L. (Alan Lindsey), 1928- person
associatedWith McLeod, Marian B., person
associatedWith Osborne, E. Allen (Eric Allen), 1906- person
associatedWith Sansom, William, 1912- person
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British literature--20th century
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Authors, English--20th century
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Birth 1905-03-09

Death 1986-06-24

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