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W. H. Auden

(1907—1973) poet and writer

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Adam International Review

Adam International Review  

A literary quarterly published in London since 1941. (Adam is an acronym for ‘Arts, Drama, Architecture, Music’.) The editor, Miron Grindea (1909– ), originally from Romania, settled in England in ...
Adelphi

Adelphi  

Started in 1923 as a monthly journal under the editorship of J. M. Murry, intended as a mouthpiece for D. H. Lawrence and himself. From 1927 it became a quarterly entitled the New Adelphi. Murry's ...
Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich  

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(1929–2012),American poet, essayist, and critic, born in Baltimore, graduated from Radcliffe College, and has since held a variety of academic posts. Her characteristic fractured free verse, ...
Agenda

Agenda  

A quarterly journal devoted to poetry and criticism, founded in 1959 by William Cookson. Ezra Pound, with whom Cookson had corresponded since 1955, was the éminence grise behind the magazine ...
Alan Ansen

Alan Ansen  

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(1922–2006),was born in Brooklyn, grew up on Long Island, and took both his BA and MA at Harvard in 1944. Back in New York, Ansen, asked by W. H. ...
Alan Bold

Alan Bold  

(1943– ),Scottish poet and critic, born in Edinburgh, where he was educated at the University. After working on the editorial staff of the Times Educational Supplement, he became a freelance ...
Alan Brownjohn

Alan Brownjohn  

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(1931– ),poet, born in London and educated at Merton College, Oxford. His volumes of poems include The Railings (1961); Collected Poems 1952–83 (1983), reissued in 1988 to include most of the poems ...
alcaics

alcaics  

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A Greek verse form using a four‐line stanza in which the first two lines have eleven syllables each, the third nine, and the fourth ten. The metre, predominantly dactylic, was used frequently by the ...
alliterative verse

alliterative verse  

The native Germanic tradition of English poetry and the standard form in Old English up to the 11th cent., recurring in Middle English as a formal alternative to the syllable‐counting, rhymed verse ...
Anne Ridler

Anne Ridler  

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(1912–2001),lyric and religious poet and verse dramatist, born in Rugby and educated at King's College, London. Her volumes include Poems (1939), The Nine Bright Shiners (1943), The Golden Bird, ...
Anne Stevenson

Anne Stevenson  

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(1933– ),poet and biographer, born in England of American parents and educated in America; she settled in Britain in the 1960s. Her collections include Living in America (1965), Reversals (1970), ...
Another Time

Another Time  

A collection of poetry by W. H. Auden, published in 1940, his first after his move to New York in January 1939. In addition to work produced in England subsequent ...
Antaeus

Antaeus  

A literary periodical begun in Tangier in 1969 by Paul Bowles in association with the publisher Drue Heinz and Daniel Halpern, who has remained its principal editor. The first issue ...
Anthony Hecht

Anthony Hecht  

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(1923–2004),American poet, born in New York, whose volumes include The Hard Hours (1967), The Venetian Vespers (1979), and The Transparent Man (1989). At ease with both light and sombre verse, and ...
Ascent of F6

Ascent of F6  

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A play by W. H. Auden and C. Isherwood, published 1936, first performed 1937.The central character, Michael Ransom, ‘scholar and man of action’, succumbs to his mother's persuasions and leads a ...
Ashley Dukes

Ashley Dukes  

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(b. Bridgwater, Som., 29 May 1885; d. London, 4 May 1959)Playwright, critic and theatre manager. With the profits of his play The Man with a Load of Mischief (1924) ...
Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten  

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(b Lowestoft, 1913; d Aldeburgh, 1976).Eng. composer, pianist, conductor. His birth on St Cecilia's Day, 22 Nov., was a happy augury for the career of one of Britain's greatest composers. Essentially ...
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
Botteghe oscure

Botteghe oscure  

A review edited in Rome by Marguerite Caetani (1949–60), which established itself as a leading international periodical. The contributors, who included Dylan Thomas, W. H. Auden, Saul Bellow, Günter ...

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