Gerald Moore (scholar)

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For the pianist, see Gerald Moore.

Gerald Moore (born 1924) is an independent scholar living in Worthing, England.[1] He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[2] He has taught at many universities, including Sussex, Hong Kong, Makerere, Ife, Port Harcourt, Jos and the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His last teaching post was at Trieste. He is primarily a scholar of contemporary African anglophone and francophone poetry. With Ulli Beier, he edited the influential Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry, a comprehensive anthology.[2]

Major works[edit]

  • Seven African Writers. London: Oxford University Press, 1962.
  • Modern Poetry from Africa (ed. with Ulli Beier). Hammondsworth: Penguin, 1963. Revised as The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry, 4th ed., 1999.
  • African Literature and the Universities. Ibadan: Ibadan University Press (for Congress for Cultural Freedom, 1965.
  • The Chosen Tongue: English Writing in the Tropical World. Harlow: Longmans, 1969.
  • Wole Soyinka. London: Evans Brothers, 1971.
  • Twelve African Writers. London: Hutchinson, 1980 (University Library for Africa).

As translator:

  • Beti, Mongo. The Poor Christ of Bomba. Long Grove, Illinois: Waveland, 2005.
  • Beti, Mongo. Remember Ruben. Heinemann, London, 1980
  • Tchicaya U Tam'si. Selected Poems. Heinemann, London, 1970
  • Lopes, Henri. The Laughing Cry. Readers International, London, 1987

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Gerald (2002). "Senghor: Poet of Night". Research in African Literatures 33 (4): 51–59. doi:10.1353/ral.2002.0117. 
  2. ^ a b Gerald Moore and Ulli Beier, ed. (1998). The Penguin Book of Modern African Poetry. London and New York: Penguin.