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Stephen Spender: A Life in Modernism
David Adams Leeming
0641521820

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Stephen Spender: A Literary Life
John Sutherland
0195178165
January 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Hailed as a major poetic talent when T.S. Eliot at Faber & Faber published his first book, Poems, 1933, Stephen Spender (1909–1995) was a close friend of W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, sharing in his youth their bohemian gay lifestyle. Although Spender outlived most of his famous peers, his name remains inextricably linked with the 1930s. Sutherland (Reading the Decades), a professor of modern English literature at University College London, draws on unparalleled access to Spender's private papers and makes subtle use of his autobiography, World within World. Sutherland's intimate and admiring portrait reveals a disarmingly honest, gentle Spender. Beginning with an engrossing account of the poet's oppressive Edwardian childhood, Sutherland charts Spender's travel, writing and relationships with...


Stephen Spender
Andrew Kingsley Weatherhead
083871370X
June 1975
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The Temple
Stephen Spender
0802135242
Oct 1997
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From Publishers Weekly
Those who remember when modern poetry was entering its primethe era of Eliot, Auden, Spender and Day Lewiswill read this autobiographical novel, written when Spender was 19, and recently rediscovered and revised, with nostalgic interest. With portraits of Auden and Isherwood barely disguised by fictional names, it chronicles Spender's first visit to Hamburg in the summer of 1929 and his second, actually in the fall of the same year, now updated to 1932. Events are few: afternoons of swimming, drunken evenings at nightclubs, a week's hike along the Rhine, but Paul, the narrator, relates them with poetic sensibility that renders place and people snapshot-clear. Bantering reference is made to the partly Jewish background of Paul and most of his friends, but it is not until his second visit that the Nazi threat...


Junge Manner
Herbert List
0944092039
Dec 1989
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Holocaust Poetry
Hilda Schiff (Compiler)
0312143575
April 1996
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From Publishers Weekly
The power of verse to encompass a topic of mammoth scope and render it into painstakingly personal detail is keenly demonstrated in this absorbing and well thought-out anthology of grief. Sixty-two poets of different ages, citizenships and perspectives make their voices heard. There is Primo Levi on being an Auschwitz survivor; Randall Jarrell speaks in the voice of a death-camp worker. There are poems that have no need for complexity of form or vocabulary. Poets from Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, Israel and the U.S. declare the simple truths that propel the reader through the eight parts of this collection, each section a stage marked with a title of forewarning, beginning with "Alienation" and "Persecution," on to "Lessons" and, finally, "God." We learn what was left of the body?smoke, empty shoes, "a...


Poems: Rilke (Everyman's Library)
Rainer Maria Maria Rilke
067945098X
October 1996
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Book Description
The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Rilke contains poems from The Book of Images; New Poems; Requiem for a Friend; Poems, 1906-1926; French Poems; The Life of Mary; Sonnets to Orpheus; The Duino Elegies; Letters to a Young Poet; and an index of first lines.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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Poems and Prose of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gerard Manley Hopkins
0140420150
December 1953
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An English Garden in Provence
Natasha Spender
1860465145
September 1999
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Book Description
At a young age Natasha Spender came into contact with the renowned gardens of such literary figures as Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Harold Nicolson, Vita Sackville-West, and Michael Astor. In the 1960s she and her husband, the poet Sir Stephen Spender, acquired the ruins of a farmhouse enclosed in the dramatic skyline of the Alpilles. After years of hard work the result was a unique garden. Lady Spender’s gardening friendships with the locals and neighbours, the regular and inspiring visits of friends such as John Bayley and Iris Murdoch, Francis Bacon and the Annans, her explorations of the surrounding landscape, and passages from Stephen Spender’s unpublished journals, all contribute to this enchanting book. It is both a record of the creation of a beautiful garden in the arid hills of Provence, and a...


Journey to the Border
Edward Upward
1870612590
October 1995
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Lulu Plays and Other Sex Tragedies: Earth Spirit: Pandora's Box: Death and Devil: Castle Wetterstein
Frank Wedekind
0714508683
January 2001
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Language Notes
Text: English, German (translation)


Poetry since 1939
Stephen Spender
0838319300
May 1974
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Book Description
A superb poet here surveys the work of his friends and contemporaries. ILLUS.

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