Harold Monro: Poet of the New Age

Harold Monro: Poet of the New Age

by Dominic Hibberd
     
 
Troubled by his complex sexuality, Monro was a tormented soul whose aim was to serve the cause of poetry. Dominic Hibberd's revealing and beautifully-written biography will help rescue Monro from the graveyard of literary history and claim for him the recognition he deserves. Poet and businessman, ascetic and alcoholic, socialist and reluctant soldier, twice-married

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Troubled by his complex sexuality, Monro was a tormented soul whose aim was to serve the cause of poetry. Dominic Hibberd's revealing and beautifully-written biography will help rescue Monro from the graveyard of literary history and claim for him the recognition he deserves. Poet and businessman, ascetic and alcoholic, socialist and reluctant soldier, twice-married yet homosexual, Harold Monro probably did more than anyone for poetry and poets in the period before and after the Great War, and yet his reward has been near oblivion. Aiming to encourage the poets of the future, he befriended, among many others, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and the Imagists; Rupert Brooke and the Georgians; Marinetti the Futurist; Wilfred Owen and other war poets; and the noted women poets, Charlotte Mew and Amma Wickham.

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No one did more than Monro (1879-1932) for the development of 20th- century poetry, says Hibberd, but his reward has been near oblivion. He presents a biography of the London poet, publisher, and book seller, who published a manifesto, , in 1911 that advocated sexual fulfillment, personal and artistic freedom, and a wonderful future shaped by poets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312224219
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.99(d)

Meet the Author

Dominic Hibberd has taught English at Manchester Grammar School, the Universities of Exeter and Keele, Northwestern University, and Peking Union University.

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