Stephen Spender: A Literary Life

John Sutherland (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$66.00
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
January 06, 2005
Pages
656
Dimensions
6.48 X 1.89 X 9.72 inches | 2.38 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780195178166
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About the Author


John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London and he is also Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology. He writes a regular column for the Guardian and contributes reviews to The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.

Reviews

"John Sutherland has written a superlative biography. He has combined tact with a straightforwardness like Spender's own. His study also challenges the misconceptions that have surrounded Spender since the 1960s. Sutherland emphasizes that he was not like the other poets of his time with whom he is
so often grouped. Spender is--and I think will remain--very much his own man and his own poet."--John Bayley, New Statesman
"Masterly.... Vibrant, humane, anecdote-packed."--John Carey, Sunday Times (London)
"His lucid and affectionate biography reminds us of the astonishing range of Spender's literary and extra-literary achievements. And it traces the Spenderian manner--the holy foolishness, relentless networking, stubborn liberalism, and saintly forbearance--back to its roots."--Blake Morrison,
Guardian
"It is a model of its kind: thoughtful, knowledgeable, and thoroughly engaged, both with Spender and the landscapes through which he moved." --D. J. Taylor, The Independent


"John Sutherland has written a superlative biography. He has combined tact with a straightforwardness like Spender's own. His study also challenges the misconceptions that have surrounded Spender since the 1960s. Sutherland emphasizes that he was not like the other poets of his time with whom he is
so often grouped. Spender is--and I think will remain--very much his own man and his own poet."--John Bayley, New Statesman
"Masterly.... Vibrant, humane, anecdote-packed."--John Carey, Sunday Times (London)
"His lucid and affectionate biography reminds us of the astonishing range of Spender's literary and extra-literary achievements. And it traces the Spenderian manner--the holy foolishness, relentless networking, stubborn liberalism, and saintly forbearance--back to its roots."--Blake Morrison,
Guardian
"It is a model of its kind: thoughtful, knowledgeable, and thoroughly engaged, both with Spender and the landscapes through which he moved." --D. J. Taylor, The Independent

"John Sutherland has written a superlative biography. He has combined tact with a straightforwardness like Spender's own. His study also challenges the misconceptions that have surrounded Spender since the 1960s. Sutherland emphasizes that he was not like the other poets of his time with whom he is so often grouped. Spender is--and I think will remain--very much his own man and his own poet."--John Bayley, New Statesman
"Masterly.... Vibrant, humane, anecdote-packed."--John Carey, Sunday Times (London)
"His lucid and affectionate biography reminds us of the astonishing range of Spender's literary and extra-literary achievements. And it traces the Spenderian manner--the holy foolishness, relentless networking, stubborn liberalism, and saintly forbearance--back to its roots."--Blake Morrison, Guardian
"It is a model of its kind: thoughtful, knowledgeable, and thoroughly engaged, both with Spender and the landscapes through which he moved." --D. J. Taylor, The Independent


"John Sutherland has written a superlative biography. He has combined tact with a straightforwardness like Spender's own. His study also challenges the misconceptions that have surrounded Spender since the 1960s. Sutherland emphasizes that he was not like the other poets of his time with whom he is so often grouped. Spender is--and I think will remain--very much his own man and his own poet."--John Bayley, New Statesman


"Masterly.... Vibrant, humane, anecdote-packed."--John Carey, Sunday Times (London)


"His lucid and affectionate biography reminds us of the astonishing range of Spender's literary and extra-literary achievements. And it traces the Spenderian manner--the holy foolishness, relentless networking, stubborn liberalism, and saintly forbearance--back to its roots."--Blake Morrison, Guardian


"It is a model of its kind: thoughtful, knowledgeable, and thoroughly engaged, both with Spender and the landscapes through which he moved." --D. J. Taylor, The Independent