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Edwin Muir

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(1887–1959) British poet, critic, and translator. He was awarded the CBE in 1953. Muir was born on Orkney and was brought up in rural Scotland until he was fourteen, ...

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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..., Edwin ( 1887–1959 ), poet , memoirist , and critic , and, with his wife, Willa , translator of Kafka: b. Orkney Islands ; lives in Orkney Islands 1887–1901 , Glasgow from 1914 , Crowborough 1929–32 , London ( Hampstead : Downshire Hill) 1932–5 , St Andrews 1935–42 , Dalkeith 1950–5 , Swaffham Prior 1956–9 ; buried in Swaffham Prior; commemorated in Swanston . The Castle (trans.) 1930 , Scottish Journey 1935 , The Story and the Fable 1940 , An Autobiography 1954 , Collected Poems 1960 , Selected Letters of Edwin Muir ,...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., Edwin ( 1887–1959 ) British poet, critic, and translator. He was awarded the CBE in 1953 . Muir was born on Orkney and was brought up in rural Scotland until he was fourteen, when his family moved to Glasgow. There Muir worked unhappily as a clerk. In World War I he was rejected as physically unfit for active service. Although he had contributed to New Age from 1913 , Muir's literary career really began with his marriage to Willa Anderson ( 1919 ). They left Glasgow for London, where Muir became assistant editor on New Age , and between 1921 and...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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..., Edwin ( 1887–1959 ) Poet , born in Orkney, where he spent his childhood. He started contributing to Alfred Orage 's New Age in 1913 . In 1919 , he married Willa Anderson ( see Muir, Willa ); they moved to London, where Muir underwent a course of psychoanalysis which profoundly affected his writing. In 1921 the Muirs went to Prague, and remained in Europe for four years, a period that later produced their collaborative translations from the German (notably, 1939–40 , of Franz Kafka ). First Poems ( 1925 ) was followed by collections...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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..., Edwin ( 1887–1959 ) Poet , son of a tenant farmer, born in Orkney, where he spent his childhood. His family moved to Glasgow when he was 14, and within five years both parents and two of his brothers were dead. While working as an office boy and clerk he turned to socialism and the philosophy of Nietzsche . He began to write, and in 1913 he started contributing to Alfred Orage 's New Age . In 1919 , he married Willa Anderson ( see Muir, Willa ); they moved to London, where Muir became assistant to Orage, and underwent a course of...

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Mick Imlah

The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry (2 ed.)

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...The best book about Muir is his Autobiography ( 1954 ); see also P. H. Butter , Edwin Muir: Man and Poet (Oliver & Boyd, 1966) and Willa Muir , Belonging: A Memoir (Hogarth, 1968). The Collected Poems , ed. W. Muir and J. C. Hall (Faber, 1960 and 1963, new edn. 1984) , omits much early work, which was restored in 1991 by The Complete Poems , ed. Peter Butter (Association for Scottish Literary Studies). In 2008 , Mick * Imlah made a new selection of Muir’s poems for Faber and Faber. See also Edwin Muir: Centenary Assessments ,...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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...Butter, Peter . Edwin Muir: Man and Poet . Edinburgh, 1966. Still the best study. Maclachlan, C. J. , and D. S. Robb , eds. Edwin Muir: Centenary Assessments . Aberdeen, Scotland, 1990. A wide-ranging review of Muir's achievement. McCulloch, Margery , ed. Modernism and Nationalism: Literature and Society in Scotland 1918–1939 . Glasgow, Scotland, 2004. Muir's ideas in their Scottish Renaissance context. Pittock, Murray G. H . “ ‘This is the Place’: Edwin Muir and Scotland.” Scottish Literary Journal 14, no.1 (1987): 53–72. Muir and Scottish...

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Edwin ( 1887–1959 ) Scottish poet , critic , translator , and novelist We Moderns [as ‘Edward Moore’] ( 1918 ) Non-Fiction First Poems ( 1925 ) Poetry Chorus of the Newly Dead ( 1926 ) Poetry Transition ( 1926 ) Non-Fiction The Marionette ( 1927 ) Fiction The Structure of the Novel ( 1928 ) Non-Fiction The Three Brothers ( 1931 ) Fiction Poor Tom ( 1932 ) Fiction Variations on a Time Theme ( 1934 ) Poetry Scottish Journey ( 1935 ) Non-Fiction Journeys and Places ( 1937 ) Poetry The Story and the Fable ( 1940 ) Non-Fiction The...

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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..., Edwin ( 1887–1959 ), Scottish poet , critic , and translator , born at Deerness in Orkney, educated at Kirkwall Grammar School. In 1901 the family moved to Glasgow, where Muir lost both his parents and two of his brothers in five years and himself experienced physical and mental ill-health. This period of privation informed his work as an imaginative antithesis to the vision of purity of being he strove to manifest in his verse. In 1919 he married Willa Anderson and moved to London to join the staff of the New Age ; the socialist verse-polemics...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...0Edwin Edwin Muir 1887 – 1959 Scottish poet And without fear the lawless roads Ran wrong through all the land. ‘Hölderlin's Journey’ (1937) without fear the lawless roads without fear the lawless roads ran wrong through all the land Barely a twelvemonth after The seven days war that put the world to sleep, Late in the evening the strange horses came. ‘The Horses’ (1956) seven days war put the world to sleep put the world to ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Edwin Edwin Muir 1887 – 1959 Scottish poet What shall I call you? A fountain in a waste, A well of water in a country dry. ‘The Confirmation’ (1943) fountain in a waste well of water And without fear the lawless roads Ran wrong through all the land. ‘Hölderlin's Journey’ (1937) without fear the lawless roads without fear the lawless roads ran wrong through all the land Barely a twelvemonth after The seven days war that put the world to sleep, Late in the evening the strange horses came. ‘The Horses’ (1956) seven days war put the world to...

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Edwin Muir

Edwin Muir  

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(1887–1959)British poet, critic, and translator. He was awarded the CBE in 1953.Muir was born on Orkney and was brought up in rural Scotland until he was fourteen, when his family moved to Glasgow. ...
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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...New Psychoanalytic Essays (1980) Burke, Kenneth , ‘ Coriolanus —and the Delights of Faction’, in James L. Calderwood and Harold E. Toliver (eds.), Essays in Shakespearean Criticism (1970) Kahn, Coppélia , Roman Shakespeare: Warriors, Wounds and Women (1996) Muir, Kenneth , ‘The Background of Coriolanus ’, Shakespeare Quarterly 10...

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...rendering ( 2015 ), forgoing more inventive interpretive strategies in favour of rich cinematography and two leads of acknowledged enigmatic power in Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Anthony Davies , rev. Will Sharpe Recent major editions Recent major editions Kenneth Muir (Arden 2nd series, 1951); Nicholas Brooke (Oxford, 1990); A. R. Braunmuller (New Cambridge, 1997) Some representative criticism Adelman, Janet , in Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare, Hamlet to The Tempest (1978) Bartholomeusz, Dennis , Macbeth...

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LothianHistoric town and administrative centre of Midlothian. Edwin Muir was appointed Warden of Newbattle Abbey, a college for working‐class men, in 1950. The poet and novelist George Mackay Brown ...
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(pr. ˈSwoffam) CambridgeshireVillage on the B1102, 9 m. NE of Cambridge. Edwin and Willa Muir, who first translated Franz Kafka's novels, moved to Priory Cottage in 1956. In a ...
(Christopher) John Holloway

(Christopher) John Holloway  

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(1920– ),was born in London. He is a life fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge. He published his first book collection, The Minute and Other Poems (Hessle, 1956) in the year ...
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J. C. Hall  

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(1920– ),was born in London and educated at Leighton Park School, Reading, and Oxford. While at Oxford, Hall was an editor of Fords and Bridges and contributed to its successor ...
Dabney Stuart

Dabney Stuart  

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(1937– ),was born in Richmond, Virginia. He was educated at Davidson College and Harvard University and teaches at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, where since 1988 he has ...
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A periodical founded in 1954 by John Lehmann as a monthly journal of poetry, prose fiction, and criticism. During its early years contributors included Graham Greene, V. S. Pritchett, Edwin ...

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