The Backward Son

London: The Hogarth Press, 1940.

Price: $75.00

Hardcover. First edition. Yellow cloth. Two early owner's names, spine slightly sunned, very good without dustwrapper.

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The Backward Son. Stephen SPENDER.

Stephen Spender
birth name: Stephen Spender
born: 2/28/1909
died: 7/16/1995

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English poet and critic, who made his reputation in the 1930s with poems expressing the politically conscience-stricken, leftist "new writing" of that period. He was later known less for his poetry than for his perceptive criticism and for his editorial association with the influential reviews Horizon (1940-41) and Encounter (1953-67). - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literaturemore