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Frank Kermode

AKA John Frank Kermode

Born: 29-Nov-1919
Birthplace: Douglas, Isle of Man
Died: 17-Aug-2010
Location of death: Cambridge, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Sense of an Ending

Military service: Royal Navy (WWII, six years)

Father: John Pritchard Kermode
Mother: Doris Kennedy
Wife: Maureen Eccles (m. 1947, div. 1970, one son, one daughter)
Son: Mark
Daughter: Deborah
Wife: Anita Van Vactor (div.)

    High School: Douglas High School
    University: BA, Liverpool University (1940)
    University: MA, Liverpool University (1947)
    Professor: English Literature, University College London (1967-74)
    Professor: English Literature, Cambridge University (1974-82)
    Professor: Columbia University (1982-)

    Encounter Co-Editor (1964-66, resigned)
    London Review of Books Contributor
    Knighthood 1991
    Risk Factors: Smoking

Author of books:
Romantic Image (1957, criticism)
John Donne (1957, criticism)
The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction (1967, criticism)
Continuities (1968, criticism)
Modern Essays (1970, criticism)
Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne: Renaissance Essays (1971, criticism)
The Classic: Literary Images of Permanence and Change (1975, criticism)
The Genesis of Secrecy: On the Interpretation of Narrative (1979, criticism)
The Art of Telling: Essays on Fiction (1983, criticism)
Forms of Attention (1985, criticism)
History and Value: The Clarendon Lectures and the Northcliffe Lectures (1988, lectures)
An Appetite for Poetry (1989, criticism)
The Uses of Error (1991, criticism)
Not Entitled: A Memoir (1995, memoir)
Shakespeare's Language (2000, criticism)
Pleasing Myself: From Beowulf to Philip Roth (2001, criticism)
Pieces of My Mind: Writings, 1958-2002 (2003, collection)
Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon (2004, lectures)


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