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The Resource Stephen Spender : a literary life, John Sutherland

Stephen Spender : a literary life, John Sutherland

Label
Stephen Spender : a literary life
Title
Stephen Spender
Title remainder
a literary life
Statement of responsibility
John Sutherland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the leading poets and cultural icons of the 20th century, Stephen Spender was a prominent writer, literary critic, and social commentator - and close friend of some of the best-known creative talents of his day. Now, in this biography, John Sutherland paints a portrait of Spender and of the glittering literary world of which he was a part, drawing on exclusive access to Spender's private papers." "This narrative illuminates the vast range of Spender's literary, political, and artistic interests. We follow Spender from childhood to his days at Oxford (where he first became friends with W.H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, and Isaiah Berlin); to his meteoric rise as poet in the 1930s, while still in his twenties; to his later years as cultural statesman, at home in both Britain and America. We witness many of the century's defining moments through Spender's eyes: the Spanish Civil War, World War II, the Cold War, the 1960s sexual revolution, and the rise of America as a cultural force. And along the way, we are introduced to many of Spender's accomplished friends, including Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Cecil Day-Lewis, Joseph Brodsky, Lucian Freud, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, and T.S. Eliot. Perhaps most important, Sutherland has been granted exclusive access to Spender's private papers by his wife Natasha Spender. Thus he is able to provide a far more intimate look at the poet's personal life than has appeared in previous biographies. Featuring 36 unpublished photographs, Stephen Spender: A Literary Life throws light not only on this supremely gifted writer, but also on the literary and social history of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sutherland, John
Dewey number
  • 821/.912
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6037.P47
LC item number
Z87 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Critics
  • Poets, English
  • Spender, Stephen
Label
Stephen Spender : a literary life, John Sutherland
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Penguin Books, Ltd., 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ambitious son, failed father : 1909-30
  • The 1930s : Germany : the Tony Hyndman Years : Spain and after
  • 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'
Control code
57398294
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
627 pages
Isbn
9780195178166
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004009727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Stephen Spender : a literary life, John Sutherland
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Penguin Books, Ltd., 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ambitious son, failed father : 1909-30
  • The 1930s : Germany : the Tony Hyndman Years : Spain and after
  • 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'
Control code
57398294
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
627 pages
Isbn
9780195178166
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004009727
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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