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Stephen Spender : the authorized biography

Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: London ; New York : Viking, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nine years after Stephen Spender's death, John Sutherland offers the authorized life of this brilliant but famously enigmatic man." "Sutherland's account ranges from the depiction of Spender's cosmopolitan family (and the dominant influence of this archetypal Victorian father), via Oxford, to the breakaway years in 1930s Weimar Germany, where his comrades in liberated exile were W.H. Auden and Christopher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sutherland, John, 1938-
Stephen Spender.
London ; New York : Viking, 2004
(OCoLC)607416666
Named Person: Stephen Spender; Stephen Spender; Stephen Spender; Stephen Spender; Stephen Spender; Stephen Spender
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Sutherland
ISBN: 0670883034 9780670883035
OCLC Number: 56078392
Description: 627 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Ambitious son, failed father : 1909-30 --
The 1930s --
The 1940s : an Englishman again --
The 1950s : middle years, Mid-Atlantic --
The 1960s : young rebels and old rebel --
The 1970s : grandparent, not yet GOM --
The 1980s : retired, but not resigned --
The 1990s : 'five years he shouldn't have had'.
Responsibility: John Sutherland.

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This text is an authorised biography of the enigmatic poet Stephen Spender, by the professor of Modern English Literature at University College, London, critic and 'Guardian' columnist, John  Read more...

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