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Lawrence Durrell

(1912—1990) novelist and poet

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Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin  

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(1903–1977),writer, novelist, and diarist, born in Neuilly, France. She kept a diary from the age of 11, with the important volumes covering the years 1931 to 1974. Explicit and self‐aware, her ...
Bernard Spencer

Bernard Spencer  

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(1909–1963) British poetAegean Islands, and Other Poems (1946) PoetryWith Luck Lasting (1963) PoetryAegean Islands, and Other Poems (1946) PoetryWith Luck Lasting (1963) Poetry
Calendar of Modern Letters

Calendar of Modern Letters  

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(1925–7),a literary periodical, first a monthly, then a quarterly, edited by E. Rickword and Douglas Garman. It published fiction by D. H. Lawrence, Pirandello, A. E. Coppard, Gerhardie, and others; ...
Desert Poets

Desert Poets  

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And Personal Landscape.During the Second World War a surprisingly large and heterodox number of British writers found themselves, for a variety of reasons, in the Middle East. Not all ...
Durrell, Lawrence

Durrell, Lawrence (1912–90)   Reference library

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The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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Born in India to an English-Irish family. Although sent back to England for a conventional education, Durrell turned naturally to

Durrell, Lawrence

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Although born in the twentieth century, Lawrence Durrell (1912–1990) lived and wrote from a vestige of the nineteenth

Durrell, Lawrence

Durrell, Lawrence   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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(1912–90),

British novelist, poet, and travel writer, born in Julundur, India, educated at St Edmund's School. From 1934...

festivals, literary

festivals, literary  

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These now play a significant role in the promotion of literature around the world. Britain's first post‐war literary festival, a small‐scale local occasion which aimed to bring writers and readers ...
G. S. Fraser

G. S. Fraser  

(1915 –80),was born in Glasgow. After graduating from St Andrews in 1937 Fraser worked as a journalist in Aberdeen. He spent most of the Second World War in Egypt ...
Gerald Durrell

Gerald Durrell  

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(1925–95),naturalist, conservationist, and writer: lives in Bournemouth and attends prep school; works at Whipsnade; establishes zoo on Jersey (Trinity); d. Jersey (Trinity). My Family and Other ...
Henry Miller

Henry Miller  

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(1891–1980)US novelist, whose works achieved notoriety for their use of sexually explicit and obscene language.Born and brought up in Brooklyn, Miller studied very briefly at City College of New York ...
Nicholas Moore

Nicholas Moore  

(1918–1986),British poet, born in Cambridge, the son of the philosopher G. E. Moore; he was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. As a leading contributor to the anthologies of the ...
Poetry London

Poetry London  

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A bi‐monthly which became the leading poetry magazine of the 1940s. It was conceived by Dylan Thomas, James Meary Tambimuttu (1915–83), Anthony Dickins, and Keidrych Rhys, and its first fifteen ...
Robert Duncan

Robert Duncan  

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(1919–88),poet associated with the San Francisco Bay area, studied at the University of California and taught at Black Mountain College. Influenced by Pound and holding to the belief of Charles Olson ...
Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams  

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1911–1983)US playwright. He made a lasting contribution to the theatre, not least in introducing a highly effective kind of theatrical poetry in his fine control of language and sense of ...
Terence Tiller

Terence Tiller  

(1916–87),British poet, born at Truro in Cornwall, educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. After lecturing at Cambridge he held an appointment at Fuad University in Cairo from 1939 to 1946. ...
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transition  

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A periodical founded in 1927 in Paris by EugIne and Maria Jolas. It published new and experimental work by Joyce, G. Stein, Dylan Thomas, Durrell, Beckett, etc.

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