New collected poems of stephen spender

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New Collected Poems of Stephen Spender by Stephen Spender

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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We did a search for other books with a similar title, and found some results for you that may be helpful. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! A completely revised and updated edition of work by this celebrated modern poet. Stephen Spender, along with his friends W. Auden, Louis MacNeice and C. Day Lewis, rose to prominence in the s, writing powerfully of the fear and paranoia of a continent heading towards war. By the time of his death in he had long established a distinguished reputation for himself as a poet, critic, editor and translator.

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Jump to navigation. Stephen Spender is most closely associated with the s: much of his best poetry was written during this decade and other important works such as his autobiography, World Within World , his novel The Temple and some volumes of criticism returned to the central questions it raised about the use of poetry in an age of propaganda and war. Spender was born in London to a journalist father and went to the same public school in Norfolk as W. Auden who was two years his senior. The two met again at Oxford, part of a left-wing group of poets that also included Louis MacNeice and Cecil Day-Lewis, an association that gave rise to the collective nickname 'McSpaunday', though they were never a movement in any formal sense. Despite not finishing his degree, Spender's years at Oxford were formative, not least in the lifelong friendship he developed with Auden.

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In her justly famous two-punch poem "Poetry", Marianne Moore wrote: "I, too, dislike it. Spender might be described as a poet who was simply too busy doing other interesting things - writing plays, autobiography, journals, novels, translations and criticism, editing magazines, working for Unesco, teaching, lecturing, and making friends with the famous - to have actually got round to writing any great poetry. In a letter written to him in , while they were still undergraduates at Oxford, his friend Auden told him, "Stephen, you are just not trying. The truth is, he was probably trying too hard. Wading through the knee-deep romanticism and the flood of poorly plumbed imitation Auden and Eliot in his early verse, one eventually comes across a poem that stands out as a rock and a marker above all the others, the poem which begins, "I think continually of those who were truly great":. This is landfall, the first sight and clear sound of Spender's true home territory - a place of milky plangency, thick vowel-honey and sweet self-pity.

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