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Stephen Spender
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Born on 28th of February 1909
Died on 16th of July 1995

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1909 - 1995. English poet and critic.


Educated at University College, Oxford. Left wing views. Much of his poetry relived his experiences in Spanish Civil War and WWII including Poems from Spain (1939), Poems of Dedication (1941) and Edge of Darkness (1949). Later work included The Year of the Young Rebels (1969) and The Thirties and After (1978).

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