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Feb

Matthew Prior Poems

Publicado por Steven el 28 de February de 2015 a las 03:07 pm

Born in Middlesex in 1664, Matthew Prior was a poet and experienced diplomat and is noted for the range of work that he produced from humorous poems to more ambitious epic works. Although he was largely successful as a poet, he often treated it as a pleasurable pastime rather than a true calling. His father […]

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Feb

Ludovico Ariosto Poems

Publicado por Steven el 28 de February de 2015 a las 02:27 pm

Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto was born in Reggio Emilia in 1474. His father was the commander of the city and Ariosto was the eldest of ten children. Although he was to study law in his youth, as was the practice of the day, the young man quickly developed an enduring love of poetry and learned […]

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Feb

Konstantin Simonov Poems

Publicado por Steven el 28 de February de 2015 a las 01:01 pm

Born in Petrograd in 1915, Konstantin Simonov was known largely for his moral boosting poetry written during the Second World War. His father was a member of the Tzar’s army but left for Poland after the 1917 revolution, dying there a few years later. Simonov spent much of his childhood near Moscow in the town […]

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Feb

Letitia Elizabeth Landon Poems

Publicado por Steven el 28 de February de 2015 a las 06:38 am

Born in London in 1802, Letitia Elizabeth Landon went on to become a writer and poet who published under the initials L.E.L. for much of her short life. She was hailed by the likes of Elizabeth Barrett Browning as one of the leading lights of women’s poetry in the 19th century. As a child she […]

28
Feb

Leo Marks Poems

Publicado por Steven el 28 de February de 2015 a las 05:55 am

Born in London in 1920, Leo Marks gained fame as a cryptographer during World War II but was also a poet and a screenwriter of some repute later in life. Marks was educated at St Paul’s School in London but did not go to University as many of his peers did. He was the son […]