He described it as ‘portentous tripe’ and asked ‘what idiot wrote it?’. The book displays, simply, material Spender wove into his poems for the rest of his life.
He described it as ‘portentous tripe’ and asked ‘what idiot wrote it?’. The idiot was almost certainly Eliot himself. If Auden is the satirist of this poetical renasance Spender is its lyric poet. Auden expelled from his canon a magnificent elegy for Spain after the Civil War.
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Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE (28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965. Spender was born in Kensington, London, to journalist Harold Spender and Violet Hilda Schuster, a painter and poet, of German Jewish heritage
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Stephen Spender, the son of a journalist, was born in London in 1909. He was educated at University College, Oxford. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. He was educated at University College, Oxford, where he met, among others, W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood and Louis MacNeice, with whom he was to develop a poetics of engagement, writing powerfully of the confusion and alarm of 1930s Europe. His post-war memoir World within World was recognised as one of the most illuminating literary autobiographies to have come out of the 1930s and 1940s, distilling a distinctively personal, humanistic socialism
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This is an electronic book (eBook). Spender's writing recorded and distilled the emotional turbulence of many of the century's defining moments: the Spanish Civil War; the rise and fall of Marxism and Nazism; World War II; the human rights struggle after the war; the Vietnam protest, the Cold War, and the 1960s sexual revolution; the rise of America as a cultural and political force.