The strength of mr spender's literary reputation, which is international in scope, has made him something of a nomad as scholar and poet his homes are in st. Sir stephen spender, in full sir stephen harold spender, (born february 28, 1909, london, england—died july 16, 1995, london), english poet and critic, who. My life is mine: it is not david leavitt's date: september 4, 1994, sunday, late edition - final byline: by stephen spender lead: in a few weeks my. Stephen spender was a member of the generation of british poets who came to prominence in the 1930s, a group—sometimes referred to as the oxford. 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.
Closing 6 july 2018 the stephen spender prize promotes literature in translation with an annual prize for translated poems there are categories for 18 and. Stephen spender's journals offer a startling glimpse into the private affairs of one of our greatest modern poets, says peter parker. Sir stephen spender (1909-1995), poet, playwright, author and critic, began his 2004sutherland, john, stephen spender, the authorized biography, 2004. The operative word in stephen spender's autobiography is “guilt” it appears in various contexts in the book and, separately and collectively, the references.
During the first winter of world war ii, lucian freud, age seventeen, traveled with his art school friend david kentish to capel curig, north wales, to spend three. When stephen spender originally published his journals 1939-1983, back in 1985, the contents had been carefully managed to preserve his. Stephen spender (1909-1995) is most closely associated with the 1930s: much of his best poetry was written during this decade and other important works such .
The stephen spender prize requires entrants to translate a poem from any language, ancient or modern, into english and to submit a brief commentary about. Sir stephen harold spender was born on february 28, 1909, in london he attended oxford university and fought in the spanish civil war in the 1920s and . Sir stephen spender was born in london and attended oxford university, where he became friends with the poet w h auden auden convinced spender that. Stephen spender was born in 1909 and was educated at university college, oxford, where his friends included w h auden, c day lewis, louis macneice,.
The stephen spender prize for poetry in translation 2018 is accepting entries through july 6, 2018: the prize — open to uk residents — is for. The winner of the 2015 stephen spender prize for poetry in translation, allen prowle, has withdrawn his entries and returned the prize money,. Stephen spender - world literature - is a resource for students who seek information beyond the simple biographical details of an author's life or a brief.
Christ's hospital continued its remarkable record of success in the nationally prestigious stephen spender prize for poetry in translation- the. Life and letters about the life and death of english poet stephen spender writer (b 1940) tells about visiting england 23 years ago in the. Biography sir stephen harold spender (1909–1995), english poet, translator, literary critic and editor, was born in london and educated at the university of. Sir stephen harold spender (1909-1995), poet and critic sitter associated with 53 portraits poet and man of letters spender met wh auden and other writers.