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Stephen Spender (1909–1995)

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Stephen Harold Spender was born on February 28, 1909 in London, England. He was educated at University College, Oxford University. With the help of a small independent income, he left Oxford in 1931 to devote himself entirely to poetry writing. His first collection of poetry, Twenty Poems, was vis mere published in 1930. His other poetry collections include Poems of Dedication, Edge of Being: Poems, and Dolphins. His first prose book, The Destructive Element, was published in 1934. His other works included The Burning Cactus, Forward from Liberalism, European Witness, World Within World, Learning Laughter, The Year of the Young Rebels, Love-Hate Relations: English and American Sensibilities, and The Thirties and After. He also taught English literature at several universities including the University College of London University. He was named a Commander of the British Empire in 1962 and was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1971. In 1965, he was the first non-American to serve as Consultant in Poetry in English to the Library of Congress. He was knighted in 1983. He died on July 16, 1995 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Stephen Spender

The Temple (1929) 366 eksemplarer
China Diary (1982) 102 eksemplarer
Journals 1939-1983 [1939] (1985) 100 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (1940) 91 eksemplarer
Eliot (1975) — Forfatter — 89 eksemplarer
Great German Short Stories (1960) — Redaktør — 83 eksemplarer
Collected Poems, 1928-1985 (1985) 83 eksemplarer
W.H. Auden : A Tribute (1975) — Redaktør — 65 eksemplarer
Letters to Christopher (1980) 53 eksemplarer
Poems (1933) 44 eksemplarer
Dolphins (1958) 40 eksemplarer
Collected Poems, 1928-1953 (1955) 32 eksemplarer
The year of the young rebels (1969) 30 eksemplarer
The Struggle of the Modern (1963) 28 eksemplarer
The Making of a Poem. (1955) 26 eksemplarer
The Forward Book of Poetry 1993 (1992) 23 eksemplarer
Forward from liberalism (1937) 23 eksemplarer
The Generous Days (1971) 22 eksemplarer
Selected Poems (2009) 21 eksemplarer
Poems of Dedication (1947) 17 eksemplarer
A Choice of Shelley's Verse (1971) 16 eksemplarer
The burning cactus (1936) 15 eksemplarer
Vienna (1935) 14 eksemplarer
Collected Poems (1955) 13 eksemplarer
Trial of a judge (1938) 13 eksemplarer
European Witness (1946) 12 eksemplarer
Learning laughter (1952) 12 eksemplarer
Air Raids (1943) 10 eksemplarer
The Creative Element (1953) 9 eksemplarer
The Edge of Being (1949) 9 eksemplarer
Shelley (1964) 9 eksemplarer
Selected Poems of Stephen Spender (2015) 6 eksemplarer
The writer's dilemma — Introduktion — 6 eksemplarer
Henry Moore : Stonehenge (1974) 6 eksemplarer
Life and the Poet (1942) 6 eksemplarer
Botticelli (1945) 5 eksemplarer
Citizens in war, and after (1945) 5 eksemplarer
Il diario di Sintra (2012) 5 eksemplarer
Poems for Spain (1939) — Redaktør — 5 eksemplarer
Un regard (1990) 5 eksemplarer
Poetry Since 1939 (1946) 5 eksemplarer
New Selected Journals, 1939-1995 (2012) 4 eksemplarer
The backward son (1940) 3 eksemplarer
Encounter (magazine) — Redaktør — 2 eksemplarer
EUROPE IN PHOTOGRAPHS. (1951) 2 eksemplarer
New poems, 1956 2 eksemplarer
Schiller's Mary Stuart (1959) — Forfatter — 1 eksemplar
Encounter No. 142 1 eksemplar
Encounter No.92 1 eksemplar
Encounter No.141 1 eksemplar
Sirmione peninsula 1 eksemplar
Encounter No. 97 1 eksemplar
Encounter No.155 1 eksemplar
LAWRENCE GOWING 1 eksemplar
L'Idiot et la princesse (1997) 1 eksemplar
The Express 1 eksemplar
Judas Iscariot 1 eksemplar
Regum ultima ratio 1 eksemplar
Twenty poems 1 eksemplar
Recent poems (1978) 1 eksemplar
Poems Garcia Lorca (1939) 1 eksemplar
Inscriptions 1 eksemplar

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Mary Stuart (1800) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver845 eksemplarer
The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca (1955) — Oversætter; Oversætter — 697 eksemplarer
The Man Outside : Play & stories (1956) — Introduktion — 554 eksemplarer
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver548 eksemplarer
The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis (2001) — Bidragyder — 545 eksemplarer
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver441 eksemplarer
The God That Failed (1944) — Bidragyder — 426 eksemplarer
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (1992) — Bidragyder — 388 eksemplarer
Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness (1993) — Bidragyder — 330 eksemplarer
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver284 eksemplarer
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Bidragyder — 271 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver264 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Bidragyder — 235 eksemplarer
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Bidragyder — 188 eksemplarer
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Bidragyder — 158 eksemplarer
Goethe's Faust, Parts I & II: An Abridged Version (1951) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver157 eksemplarer
Granta 30: New Europe (1990) — Bidragyder — 146 eksemplarer
The Novices of Sais (1802) — Forord, nogle udgaver137 eksemplarer
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
The Dylan Companion: A Collection of Essential Writing About Bob Dylan (1990) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver95 eksemplarer
Great Writings of Goethe (1958) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver87 eksemplarer
Gods and Mortals: Modern Poems on Classical Myths (1684) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
Hockney's Alphabet (1991) 59 eksemplarer
The Life of the Virgin Mary (1913) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver53 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Spanish Civil War Verse (1980) — Bidragyder — 42 eksemplarer
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
Junge Männer (1773) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
A poet and his camera (1968) — Forord, nogle udgaver34 eksemplarer
Antaeus No. 61, Autumn 1988 - Journals, Notebooks & Diaries (1988) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Partisan Review: The 50th Anniversary Edition (1905) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
The Poems of P.B. Shelley (1971) — Redaktør — 30 eksemplarer
The Old School: Essays by Divers Hands (1934) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
The Deadly Innocents: Portraits of Children Who Kill (0701) — Forord — 26 eksemplarer
Twentieth Century Interpretations of 1984 (1971) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
De dag dat je brief kwam Amnesty International poëziebundel (1988) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Herbert List, photographs 1930-1970 (1976) — Introduktion — 15 eksemplarer
Isaiah Berlin: A Celebration (1991) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
Westminster in War (1947) — Forord, nogle udgaver13 eksemplarer
The Penguin New Writing No. 27 (1946) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
The Penguin New Writing No. 23 (1942) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
The Penguin New Writing No. 18 (1943) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Twenty-Three Modern Stories (1963) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Tredive mesterfortællinger — Forfatter, nogle udgaver3 eksemplarer
Poèmes élisabéthains (1969) — Forord — 3 eksemplarer
The Penguin New Writing No. 21 (1944) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
The Paris Review 96 1985 Summer (1985) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Direction Vol.1 No.3 (April-June 1935) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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"Un mundo dentro del mundo, la célebre autobiografía de Stephen Spender, contiene vívidos retratos de Virginia Woolf, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, Auden o Cristopher Isherwood, y una fascinante descripción de la Europa de los años veinte y treinta: el frío brillo de la vida universitaria inglesa, el desenfreno erótico y cultural de la Alemania de entreguerras, y un relato distanciado y personalísimo de la participación del autor en la guerra civil española."
 
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BibliotecaJosepCosta | 3 andre anmeldelser | Sep 26, 2023 |
This is an enjoyable book, although rather inconsistent. Some of the passages, especially those that are heavy on dialogue, are awkward and with a purpose that is far from clear. Others are bright and evocative. Although none of the characters is simple, nor are they alive or engaging, particularly in the first part of the book.
 
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robfwalter | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jul 31, 2023 |
A lyrical and fascinating memoir, this book was written when the author was still in his forties. Included here is an introduction for this new 1994 edition. I enjoyed the references to both Auden and Isherwood, two of my favorite authors, while Spender's prose style complements his own poetry.
 
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jwhenderson | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 26, 2022 |
The Fontana Modern Masters was a series of pocket guides on writers, philosophers, and other thinkers and theorists who shaped the intellectual landscape of the twentieth century, and the series editor was Frank Kermode who was Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. Each volume aimed to be an introduction to the life and writings.

T.S. Eliot left instructions that his biography should not be written. (p. 22). Yet, in The function of criticism he had written that 'the critic should be a master of fact‘ and these facts include biographical information about the writer. Eliot's idea that his relationship to his readership should be through his work, and not through his biography has now become a mainstream idea about the appreciation of literary works. Descpite his caution about his private life, Eliot did let out some biographical information about himself, for example in his correspondence.

The author of this short biography and critical introduction to T.S. Eliot was Stephen Spender. Spender himself was a poet, and wrote a novel, travel and autobiographical works, as well as literary criticism. He was a contemporary of T.S Eliot and a friend, and in turn a contemporary of the friends they had in common, many of whom were also writers, poets and scholars active during the same period. Thus, Spender writes: "On one occasion I was having tea with Leonard and Virginia Woolf when Eliot was also a fellow-guest." (p. 129) Stephen Spender first met T.S. Eliot in 1928.

Despite these close personal relations, Eliot is foremostly a critical introduction to Eliot's works, based of wide reading of primary and secondary sources. One gets the feeling that the author secretly honoured Eliot's wish. Spender's analyses and interpretation of Eliot's works is precise and elegant, and obviously Spender's writing style is superior to any academic scholar, with very, very few exceptions.

Besides having Frank Kermode as the series editor, the acknowledgements also mention the contributions of Eliot's wife, Valerie Eliot, Professor John Bayley and Mrs Bayley (Iris Murdoch).
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