Spender, Stephen

English writer, noted for themes of social injustice and class struggle

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(1909-1995) English poet, novelist and essayist, concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was 17th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the US Library of Congress 1965.Educated at University College, Oxford, where he met W. H. Auden. Spender left Oxford without taking a degree and went to Berlin in 1930. “Poems” appeared in 1933. A socialist and pacifist, in 1937 he went with the International Brigades to the Spanish Civil War. Spender relived his experiences of the war in” Poems from Spain” (1939) and “Runes and Visions” (1941). Enlisted in the London Fire Service in WW II. Spender also co-edited Horizon (1939-41) with Cyril Connolly and later edited Encounter (1953-66). After the War, he joined UNESCO as a globe-trotting cultural emissary. He also worked for the Congress for Cultural Freedom, International PEN, and the British Council. Books by Spender include “Poems of Dedication” (1947), “The Edge of Being” (1949), autobiography “World Within World” (1951), “The Creative Element” (1953), “The Struggle of the Modern” (1963), “The Generous Days” (1969) and “Love-Hate Relations” (1974). In 1970 he became Professor of English at University College in London, post he held for 7 years. ALS on 10 ½ x 8 ¼ watermarked "Mas de Saint-Jerome, 13 Maussane, Bouches-Du-Rhone" (France) letterhead, September 5 1964, to an autograph seeker, in full: “Dear Mr. Marshall/I fear I am incapable of sending inspiring messages but I have signed this photograph [not here] for your classroom. /Yours sincerely/ [signed].”

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