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Stephen Spender : a life in modernism

Author: David Adams Leeming
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Poet, autobiographer, literary critic, journalist, and art critic, Stephen Spender was also a social commentator and friend to many of the key thinkers of the modernist and post-modernist periods. David Leeming's portrait captures the life while also offering a study of some of modernism's most original ideas and personalities and a close look at the intersections between art and politics.".
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Stephen Spender; Stephen Spender
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Adams Leeming
ISBN: 0805042490 9780805042498
OCLC Number: 40964765
Description: xv, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Childhood and Heritage --
Oxford --
Germany --
The Man of Letters --
Love and Ideology --
The Crusader --
War --
New Worlds --
Spender I and Spender II --
The Generous Days --
The Final Phase.
Responsibility: David Leeming.
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"Poet, autobiographer, literary critic, journalist, and art critic, Stephen Spender was also a social commentator and friend to many of the key thinkers of the modernist and post-modernist periods. David Leeming's portrait captures the life while also offering a study of some of modernism's most original ideas and personalities and a close look at the intersections between art and politics.".

"The events and experiences that significantly marked Spender's life are at the center of this biography: vividly recaptured, they range from the decay of British upper-class liberalism and the disappointments of the Spanish Civil War to the rise and fall of Marxism and Nazism. The bombings of London during World War II, the Cold War and the human rights struggle, the Vietnam protest movement and the 1960s sexual revolution in America and abroad, and the decline of England as a cultural and political force are parts of this narrative."--BOOK JACKET.

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