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AUTOGRAPH MSS OF AN ESSAY ON EDWARD UPWARD with autograph revisions, in black and red ink.

SPENDER, Sir Stephen.

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5 pages on 5 folio leaves, with a note of a gift by Spender in blue ink. Signed by Spender, January, 1987. Sir Stephen Harold Spender (February 28, 1909 – July 16, 1995) was an English poet and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work.Born in London to a journalist father, Spender went to University College, Oxford, where he met W. H. Auden. He did not finish his degree and went to Germany. (However, he was made an honorary fellow of the college in 1973.) Around this time he was also friends with Christopher Isherwood (who had also lived in Weimar Germany), and fellow Macspaunday members Louis MacNeice, and C. Day Lewis. He would later come to know W.B. Yeats, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Hughes, Joseph Brodsky, Isaiah Berlin, Mary McCarthy, Roy Campbell, Raymond Chandler, Dylan Thomas, Jean-Paul Sartre and T. S. Eliot, as well as members of the Bloomsbury Group, in particular Virginia Woolf. With Cyril Connolly Spender co-founded Horizon magazine and served as its editor from 1939 to 1941. He was editor of Encounter magazine from 1953 to 1966. Spender taught at various American institutions, accepting the Elliston Chair of Poetry at the University of Cincinnati in 1954.Edward Falaise Upward, novelist and short story writer, born Romford, England, 9 September 1903. Upward was educated at Repton School, where he became friends with Christopher Isherwood. As an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge he won the Chancellor's Medal for English Verse in 1924. He was part of a group of writers including Isherwood (with whom he created the surreal world of the Mortmere stories), W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender. Upward's first novel, Journey to the Border, was published by the Hogarth Press in 1938. It describes in poetic prose the rebellion of a private tutor against his employer and the menacing world of the 1930s, moving from a nightmarish state to one where he recognizes that he must join the workers' movement. The semi-autobiographical trilogy, The Spiral Ascent, was published in the 1960s and 70s after he had retired from teaching and moved to Sandown, Isle of Wight. It deals with a poet's life and his struggle to combine artistic creativity with political commitment, including in its historical sweep the fight against the British Union of Fascists in the 1930s, opposition to the leadership of the Communist Party in the 1940s and later on involvement in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. In the last decades of the twentieth century Upward returned to writing short stories, which have been published along with earlier works by Enitharmon Press. In 2005, Upward was awarded the Benson Medal by the Royal Society of Literature. Codice inventario libreria 34044

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