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New Collected Poems

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Often remembered for his association with Isherwood and Auden, Spender's work nonetheless distilled many of the 20th century's defining moments. This volume collects together seven decades of his poetry, allowing the reader to experience the full range and development of his career.
New Collected Poems
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Stephen Spender, along with his friends W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice and C. Day Lewis, rose to prominence in the 1930s, writing powerfully of the fear and paranoia of a continent heading towards war. By the time of his death in 1995 he had established a distinguished reputation as a poet, critic, editor and translator. This New Collected Poems, edited by Michael Brett, gathers seven decades of verse from Poems (1933) to Dolphins (1994) and the late uncollected work. Reordering the thematic principle of the 1985 Collected Poems, this edition returns to a book-by-book chronology and allows the reader to experience, for the first time, the full development and range of his career.
Stephen Spender was born in 1909 and was educated at University College, Oxford, where his friends included W. H. Auden, C. Day Lewis, Louis MacNeice, Christopher Isherwood and Edward Upward. His first book, Poems, was published by T. S. Eliot at Faber & Faber in 1933. He went to Spain during the Civil War and worked as a Republican propagandist. With Cyril Connolly he founded Horizon in London in 1939, and co-edited it until he joined the National Fire Service in 1942. He founded Encounter with Irving Kristol in 1953 and was co-editor of the magazine until 1965. He spent much time in the USA where he was Visiting Professor at several universities. He was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1971, and was knighted in 1983. His oeuvre includes numerous volumes of poems concluding with Dolphins in 1994, plays, translations, novels, short stories, essays on art and literature, criticism, and journals. He died in London in 1995.
Year
2004
ISBN-10
057122279X
ISBN-13
9780571222797
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2004-05-06
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Michael Brett
DEWEY
821.912
Birth
1909
Author
Stephen Spender
Edition
1st
Death
1995
Pages
416
Media
Book
Publisher
Faber & Faber
Imprint
Faber & Faber
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