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Stephen Spender

Stephen SpenderAKA Stephen Harold Spender

Born: 28-Feb-1909
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 16-Jul-1995
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Mary Paddington Green Churchyard, London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Poet, Critic

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Destructive Element

Military service: International Brigades (Spanish Civil War); National Fire Service (1941-44)


[1] "Whatever happens, I shall never be alone. I shall always have a boy, a railway fare, or a revolution."

Father: (journalist)
Mother: Violet Hilda Schuster (one Jewish parent)
Boyfriend: Tony Hyndman ("Jimmy Younger")
Wife: Natasha Litvin (pianist, m. 1941)

    High School: Gresham's School, Holt
    University:
University College, Oxford University
    Professor: University College London (1970-77)

    Encounter Critic (1953-67)
    Commander of the British Empire 1962
    Knighthood 1983
    Jewish Ancestry Maternal

Author of books:
Twenty Poems (1930, poetry)
Vienna (1934, poetry)
The Destructive Element (1935, criticism)
Poems of Dedication (1936, poetry)
The Burning Cactus (1936, short stories)
The Still Centre (1939, poetry)
The Backward Son (1940, novel)
Ruins and Visions (1942, poetry)
Poems of Dedication (1947, poetry)
The Edge of Being (1949, poetry)
World Within World (1951, memoir)
The Creative Element (1953, criticism)
The Making of a Poem (1955, criticism)
Collected Poems, 1928-1953 (1955, poetry)
The Struggle of the Modern (1963, criticism)
Selected Poems (1965, poetry)
The Generous Days (1971, poetry)
Selected Poems (1974, poetry)
Love-Hate Relations (1974, essays)
The Thirties and After (1978, essays)
Collected Poems 1928-1985 (1986, poetry)
Dolphins (1994, poetry)

Wrote plays:
Trial of a Judge (1938)


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