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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571222797
ISBN-10: 057122279X
Format: Hardback
(222mm x 148mm x 35mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 6-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Stephen Spender

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.

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New Selected Journals, 1939-1995 by Stephen Spender

New Selected Journals, 1939-1995

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Lulu Plays by Stephen Spender

The Lulu Plays

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Selected Poems of Stephen Spender by Stephen Spender

Selected Poems of Stephen Spender

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Dolphins by Stephen Spender

Dolphins

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