Collection, 1955-1970.

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Parker, Derek. Collection, 1955-1970.

Collection, 1955-1970.

The Derek Parker Collection consists of correspondence, production materials, and printed materials from his tenure as editor of Poetry Review, 1966-1970. Also included is correspondence highlighting Parker's role in several other literary activities before and during that time. The collection offers insight into the British literary scene of the 1960s and includes correspondence and manuscripts of many prominent poets. Notable among these are W.H. Auden, Gavin Bantock, John Heath-Stubbs, Edward Lucie-Smith, Hugh MacDiarmid, and A.L. Rowse.

5.5 boxes, 1 galley folder (2.29 linear feet)

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Sitwell, Georgia 1906-1980

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Editor and wife of Sacheverell Sitwell. From the description of Georgia Doble Sitwell Collection, 1901-1974. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122597765 Georgia Doble, the Canadian-born wife of Sacheverell Sitwell, was born in 1906 to a banker of Cornish descent. She met Sitwell at a party in 1924 while participating in the social gaiety of the London season. Georgia was familiar with Sitwell’s So...

Lindsay, Jack, 1900-1990

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Poet, dramatist, editor, historian, translator, classicist, biographer, novelist and critic. Author of over 100 books. Born and raised in Australia, Lindsay migrated to England in 1926, where he co-founded the Fanfrolico Press with Jack Kirtley and P.R. Stephenson. From the description of Letters from Jack Lindsay to Mary McLean [manuscript]. 1937-1939. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 224057056 From the description of Papers of Jack Lindsay, [1942?]-1983 [manuscri...

Bottrall, Ronald, 1906-

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Barker, George, 1913-1991

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George Granville Barker (1913-1991), the English poet, was born in Essex. He taught in Japan and the United States as well as in England. His highly dramatic poems, often concerned with themes of remorse and pain, led critics to place him, perhaps misleadingly, among the 'New Apocalypse' movement. Barker's published works include: 30 Preliminary Poems (1933); Eros in Dogma (1944); News of the World (1950); The True Confession of George Barker (1950); The View From a Blind I (1962); Thurgarton Ch...

Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995

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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...

Auden, W.H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973

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Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973), poet, was born in York, England, on February 21, 1907. He attended Christ Church, Oxford, from 1925-1928, then served as a schoolmaster in various institutions in England and Scotland from 1930 to 1935, including The Downs School in Colwell. In 1935 Auden married Erika Mann, a writer and the daughter of Thomas Mann, so that she could gain British Citizenship and escape Nazi Germany. Although the two never lived together, they remained married until Mann's death in ...

Abbott, E. S. (Eric Symes), 1906-

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Epithet: Dean of Westminster British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000975.0x000014 ...