Description - New Collected Poems of Stephen Spender by Stephen Spender
A completely revised and updated edition of work by this celebrated modern poet. 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 long established a distinguished reputation for himself as a poet, critic, editor and translator. This New Collected Poems gathers seven decades of verse from Poems (1933) to Dolphins (1992) and the late uncollected work. In reordering the thematic principal of the 1985 Collected Poems this edition returns to a book-by-book chronology, allowing us for the first time to experience the full development and range of his astonishing career.
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(225mm x 141mm x mm)
Faber & Faber
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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 and 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.