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Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE (28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed the seventeenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965.

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Bibliography

  • Spiritual Exercises (1943, privately printed)
  • Poems of Dedication (1947)
  • The Edge of Being (1949)
  • Collected Poems, 1928–1953 (1955)
  • Selected Poems (1965)
  • The Express (1966)
  • The Generous Days (1971)
  • Selected Poems (1974)
  • Recent Poems (1978)
  • Collected Poems 1928–1985 (1986)
  • Dolphins (1994)
  • New Collected Poems, edited by Michael Brett, (2004)

Drama

  • Trial of a Judge<ref name="questia.com"/> (1938)
  • Rasputin's End (opera libretto, music by Nicolas Nabokov, 1958)
  • The Oedipus Trilogy (1985)

Novels and short story collections

  • The Burning Cactus (1936, stories)
  • The Backward Son (1940)
  • Engaged in Writing (1958)
  • The Temple (written 1929; published 1988)

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Criticism, travel books and essays

  • The Destructive Element (1935)
  • Forward from Liberalism (1937)
  • Life and the Poet (1942)
  • Citizens in War – and After (1945)
  • European Witness (1946)
  • Poetry Since 1939 (1945)
  • The God that Failed (1949, with others, ex-Communists' testimonies)
  • Learning Laughter (1952)
  • The Creative Element (1953)
  • The Making of a Poem
  • The Struggle of the Modern (1963)
  • The Year of the Young Rebels (1969)
  • Love-Hate Relations (1974)
  • Eliot (1975; Fontana Modern Masters)
  • W. H. Auden: A Tribute (edited by Spender, 1975)
  • The Thirties and After (1978)
  • China Diary (with David Hockney, 1982)

Memoir

  • World Within World (1951). This autobiography is a re-creation of much of the political and social atmosphere of the 1930s.

Letters and journals

  • Letters to Christopher: Stephen Spender's Letter to Christopher Isherwood (1980)
  • Journals, 1939–1983 (1985)
  • New Selected Journals, 1939–1995 (2012)




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