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(1886—1945) writer on literature and theology

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Amiri Baraka

Amiri Baraka  

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(1934– )African American playwright, poet, and activist born in Newark, New Jersey, as Everett LeRoi Jones. Throughout his career he has used his writing as an extended polemic against American ...
C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis  

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(1898–1963)British author and scholar, many of whose works deal with religious and moral themes reflecting his Christian faith.Born in Belfast, Lewis was sent after his mother's early death to ...
Delmore Schwartz

Delmore Schwartz  

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(1913–68),poet and short‐story writer, born into a Jewish family in Brooklyn. He achieved early recognition with his story ‘In Dreams Begin Responsibilities’, published in 1937 in the Partisan Review ...
George Bowering

George Bowering  

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(1935– ),Canadian poet, fiction writer, and critic, born in the Okanagan Valley region of British Columbia, where he grew up; he was educated at the University of British Columbia. Bowering's ...
Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins  

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(1844–1889) British Catholic priest and poetPoems [edited (by) Robert Bridges] (1918) PoetryPoems: Second Edition, with Additional Poems [edited (by) Charles Williams] (1930) PoetryPoems [edited (by) ...
Harriet Shaw Weaver

Harriet Shaw Weaver  

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(1876–1961),editor, publisher and benefactor, born in Cheshire. As editor of the Egoist, she saw Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man through serial publication (1914–15); when Joyce could ...
Humphrey Carpenter

Humphrey Carpenter  

(1946–2005), British biographer, broadcaster, and musician. After a career with BBC Radio Oxford, Humphrey William Bouverie Carpenter wrote J. R. R. Tolkien: A Biography (1977) and The Inklings ...
Inklings

Inklings  

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A group of friends who gathered round C. S. Lewis at Oxford from the 1930s to the 1960s, and read aloud their original compositions. Members included J. R. R. Tolkien and C. Williams.
J. R. R. Tolkien

J. R. R. Tolkien  

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(1892–1973)British scholar and author, whose novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy became international best-sellers.Tolkien was educated at King Edward VI School, Birmingham, and ...
Jon Silkin

Jon Silkin  

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(1930–97)Poet, born in London, the son of a solicitor, and educated at Wycliffe and Dulwich colleges. He established himself as a poet while working as a manual labourer, then ...
Kay Boyle

Kay Boyle  

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(1903–1992),born in Minnesota, was long an expatriate in France, returning to the U.S. in 1941. Her impressionistic stories have appeared in Wedding Day (1930), First Lover (1933), The White Horses ...
La Matière de Bretagne

La Matière de Bretagne  

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The term used by Jean Bodel (late 12th–early 13th cent.) in a French verse romance about Charlemagne to describe the subject‐matter of the romances concerned with the Arthurian legends, as distinct ...
Larry Eigner

Larry Eigner  

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(1927–1996),critically palsied as a result of forceps delivery at birth, has spent most of his life in bed or in a wheelchair. Until 1978 he lived with his family ...
Marvin Bell

Marvin Bell  

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(1937– ),born in New York City, is both poet and academic; he is Flannery O'Connor Professor of Letters at the University of Iowa and has been associated since his debut ...
Mina Loy

Mina Loy  

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(1882–1966),poet and artist, born Mina Gertrude Lowy in London of Jewish parents; attended art school in Munich and Paris; and exhibited her paintings in Paris. While living in Italy she began ...
R.A. Simpson

R.A. Simpson  

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(1929– ),was born in Melbourne, studied with the Christian Brothers, then at Melbourne Teachers' College and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He was an art teacher in various secondary ...
Tom Pickard

Tom Pickard  

(1946– ),poet, born in Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne: in 1963 he instigated a celebrated series of poetry readings and performances at the Modern Tower in Newcastle, including a reading by Bunting, ...
Walter Kerr Hamilton

Walter Kerr Hamilton  

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(1808–69),Bp. of Salisbury. He was the first of the Tractarians to become a diocesan bishop in England. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, he was for a time a Fellow ...
Witter Bynner

Witter Bynner  

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(1881 –1968),is most commonly remembered as one of the perpetrators of ‘Spectrism’, perhaps the century's major literary hoax. Writing as Emanuel Morgan, Bynner published with Arthur Davison Ficke ...

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