Geoffrey Grigson

Geoffrey Grigson, poet and writer, was born in Cornwall in 1905. After (in his words) "a profitless sojourn" at Oxford University, he worked as literary journalist and critic. His best journalism was collected in The Contrary View (1974) and Blessings, Kicks and Curses (1982), while The Harp of Aeolus (1947) and his book on Samuel Palmer (1947) contains some of his finest writing on art. His trio of poetry anthologies (Before the Romantics, The Romantics and The Victorians) were universally heralded for their careful and original selection. His first book of poetry was Several Observations (1939) and his Collected Poems was published in 1963. He had four children and was married three times, lastly to Jane McIntire, who, as Jane Grigson, became a celebrated cookery expert. He died in 1985.

Books by Geoffrey Grigson

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The second in a trio of anthologies by Geoffrey Grigson ( The Romantics , Before the Romantics and The Victorians ) that are both highly entertaining and provide a fresh approach to the ...

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Triumphant Demons stand, and Angels start,
To see the abysses of the human heart.
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English poetry is supposed to be short in epigrams. But here there is a choice ...

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'Places enter poems, sometimes incidentally, sometimes penetrating the poems as if place were their whole substance. It is not surprising. After all in places we grow up. Place is our ...

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The first in a trio of anthologies by Geoffrey Grigson ( The Romantics , Before the Romantics and The Victorians ) that are both highly entertaining and provide a fresh approach to the ...

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The third in a trio of anthologies by Geoffrey Grigson ( The Romantics , Before the Romantics and The Victorians ) that are both highly entertaining and provide a fresh approach to the ...

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