Walter De La Mare

Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1890, aged sixteen, he began work in the statistics department of the London office of Anglo-American Oil. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems under the pseudonym Walter Ramal, but he soon established a wide popular reputation in his own name as a leading poet of the Georgian period with volumes like The Listeners (1912), Motley (1918) and The Veil (1921). He also wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers; Peacock Pie (1913), a collection of poems for children, is now considered a twentieth-century classic. Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) was born in Charlton, Kent. In 1890, aged sixteen, he began work in the statistics department of the London office of Anglo-American Oil. In 1907 he published his first collection of poems under the pseudonym Walter Ramal, but he soon established a wide popular reputation in his own name as a leading poet of the Georgian period with volumes like The Listeners (1912), Motley (1918) and The Veil (1921). He also wrote poetry and short stories for younger readers; Peacock Pie (1913), a collection of poems for children, is now considered a twentieth-century classic.

Books by Walter De La Mare

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Walter de la Mare's anthologies are in a category of their own, indeed, they are of such excellence as to make the description belittling. Walter de la Mare compiled ...

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‘The most compelling of anthologies, the most leisurely, and the most complete.’ Observer

First published in 1923, the conception of de la Mare’s collection of poetry and prose ‘for ...

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Desert Islands opens with a captivating essay on the romance of islands and castaways in literature and life, and the associations that have arisen in the imagination of readers in ...

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‘This is a book about childhood, but it is not a mere literary essay, it is a work of the widest learning, exploring the whole field of the subject ... a ...

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Walter de la Mare was among the leading proponents of the so-called 'Georgian' poets, a loose assembly of influential literary friends who gathered in London in the years leading up ...

'Surely one of the great children's books of the century.' The Times

Peacock Pie contains the finest of Walter de la Mare's poems for children, accompanied by exquisite ...

Walter de la Mare

In this new selection from the poetry of Walter de la Mare (the first of its kind for fifty years), Matthew Sweeney draws on the full range of his published ...

<i>'No breath of wind,</i> <i>No gleam of sun</i> <i>Still the white snow</i> <i>Whirls softly down'</i><i></i>As the day draws to a close, a family prepares for Christmas - decorating the tree, ...

An autobiography written in the 1940s but set aside, and published for the first time after MacNeice's death in 1965.

'This incomplete account of himself is masterly, and the ...

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