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ALEXANDER, PETER - Roy Campbell. A Critical Biography

(Cape Town: David Philip, 1982) 090839649X. . 8vo; original brown cloth; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xiv + 277, incl. index; black-and-white photographic plates. Trace of spotting to top edge. Very good condition. "Peter Alexander has written this biography with the full support of the poet's late widow, and he has been given access to all Campbell's papers. He examines the man behind the myth and presents a sensitive and moving portrait of a life split by conflicting loyalties, of a lonely and often unhappy man whose problems were largely self-created. He discusses the magnificent and under-rated poems, from Campbell's early lyric work to forceful satires like The Georgiad, and the superb translations of St. John of the Cross; and by his examination of Campbell's tormented life, he shows why Campbell wrote as he did. In replacing myth with fact this biography tells a story more extraordinary than any of Campbell's own tall tales.".
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6] N°. du livre 11349

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