Herbert Read

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-Sir Herbert Edward Read, DSO, MC was an English anarchist poet, and critic of literature and art. He was one of the earliest English writers to take notice of existentialism, and was strongly influenced by proto-existentialist thinker Max Stirner.He was born in Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire. His studies at the University of Leeds were interrupted by the outbreak of the First World War, during which he served with the Green Howards in France, He received the Military Cross and the Distinguished Service Order, and reached the rank of Captain. During the war Read founded the journal Arts and Letters with Frank Rutter, one of the first literary periodicals to publish work by T. S. Eliot. For the academic year 1964-1965 and again in 1965, he was a Fellow on the faculty at the Center for Advanced Studies of Wesleyan Universityshow more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134935166
  • 9786134935166