Herbert Edward Palmer

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Herbert Edward Palmer (Elliott & Fry, late 1930s)

Herbert Edward Palmer (10 February 1880 – 17 May 1961) was an English poet and literary critic.[1][2]

He was born in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, and educated at Woodhouse Grove School, Birmingham University and Bonn University. Before becoming a full-time writer and journalist in 1921, he led an itinerant life in teaching, tutoring and lecturing, working in particular for the W.E.A.; and spending many years in France and Germany.

He encouraged the young John Gawsworth. He introduced C. S. Lewis and Ruth Pitter in 1945/6.

Works[edit]

  • Two Fishers (1918)
  • Two Foemen (1920)
  • Two Minstrels (1921)
  • The Unknown Warrior (1924)
  • Songs of Salvation, Sin and Satire (1925)
  • The Judgement of François Villon (1927) play
  • Christmas Miniature (1928)
  • The Armed Muse (1930)
  • The Teaching of English (1930)
  • Cinder Thursday (1931)
  • What the Public Wants (1932) Blue Moon booklet
  • Collected Poems (1933)
  • The Roving Angler (1933) essays, revised edition 1947
  • Summit and Chasm (1934) poems
  • The Mistletoe Child (1935) autobiography
  • The Vampire (1936)
  • Post-Victorian Poetry (1938) criticism
  • The Gallows Cross (1940)
  • Season and Festival (1943) Faber and Faber, poems
  • The Dragon of Tingalam: a fairy comedy (1945)
  • A Sword in the Desert (1946) poems
  • The Greenwood Anthology of New Verse (1948), compiled by Palmer
  • The Old Knight: a poem sequence for the present times (1949)
  • The Ride from Hell: a poem-sequence of the times for three voices (1958)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ George Watson; Ian R. Willison (1969). The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. CUP Archive. pp. clxxxiii. GGKEY:64CF45KC7C0.
  2. ^ "Herbert Edward Palmer, McMaster Libraries". Retrieved 15 December 2015.

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