Richard Aldington lecture, ca. 1938
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Brief Description: Script of a lecture on Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot given by Richard Aldington at an eastern American university, ca. 1938. Typescript with holograph corrections bound into one volume.
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Record Series Number: 1/8/1911
Created by: Aldington, Richard, (1892-1962.)
Volume: 1.0 Items
Biographical Note for Aldington, Richard, (1892-1962.) :

Richard Aldington was born in Hampshire in 1882. Educated at Dover College and London University he founded the "Egotist journal "in 1913. He joined the British Army and served on the Western Front in 1916-1918 where he was badly gassed.

After the war Aldington published several volumes of poetry including "Images" 1910-1915 (1915), "Images of War" (1919), "A Fool in the Forest" (1925) and "A Dream in Luxembourg" (1930). His successful novel, "Death of a Hero", was a psychological study of a young officer in the First World War. It was during this time that Aldington began exchanging letters with Count Geoffrey Potocki de Montalk, a writer, scholar, private printer,  poet, and exiled Polish artistocrat.

Aldington also wrote controversial biographies of the "Duke of Wellington" (1946) and "D. H. Lawrence "(1950) and an autobiography, "Life for Life's Sake" (1940). Richard Aldington died in 1962.

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Subject Index
Aldington, Richard, 1892-1962
Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965.
Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972.
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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