John Holloway (poet)

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John Holloway (1 August 1920 – 29 August 1999) was an English poet, critic and academic. Born in Croydon, South London and educated at the County School at Beckenham in Kent and the University of Oxford (New College), he served in the Royal Artillery and Intelligence during the Second World War and then pursued an academic career. He was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford from 1946-60 and of Queens' College, Cambridge from 1955-82, becoming a Life Fellow on his retirement. He held a post as Lecturer in English at Aberdeen University (1949-54), and then moved to the University of Cambridge, where he was successively Lecturer in English (1954-66), Reader (1966-72), and Professor of Modern English (1972-82). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1956. From 1961-63 he served as Byron Professor at the University of Athens. As Chairman of the Department of English at Cambridge (1970-71), he initiated an important broadening of the undergraduate literature curriculum, in particular to include American literature. He was married twice, in 1946 to Audrey Gooding with whom he had a son and daughter, and in 1978 to Joan Black. He died in Cambridge.

Bibliography (incomplete)[edit]

  • Philosophy
    • Language and Intelligence (1951)
    • The Victorian Sage (1953)
  • Criticism
    • The Charted mirror
    • The Story of the Night (1961)
    • The Colours of Clarity
    • Widening Horizons in English Verse (1966)
    • The Proud Knowledge (1977)
    • Narrative and Structure (1979)
    • The Slumber of Apollo (1983)
  • Poetry
    • The Minute and longer poems
    • The Fugue and shorter pieces
    • The Landfallers
    • The Lion Hunt (1964)
    • Wood and windfall (1967)
    • Oxford Book of Local Verses (edited, 1987)
    • Civitatula (1993)
  • Memoir
    • A London Childhood (1966)

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