Fonds SC100 - Sir Herbert Edward Read fonds

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Sir Herbert Edward Read fonds

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CA UVICARCH SC100

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  • 1918 - 1965 (Creation)

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4 m of textual records

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(1893-1968)

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Sir Herbert Edward Read was a poet, art critic and champion of modern art in Britain. He produced approximately 1,150 titles on a broad range of topics. His 80 monographs include: 26 on art and artists; 14 on literary criticism; 13 collections of poetry; 10 on politics, primarily on anarchism; 7 on "belles lettres" and biography; 5 on education, most notably "Education Through Art"; and 5 autobiographies.

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The fonds consists primarily of correspondence with many individuals, including Richard Aldington, Wilfred R. Childe, Alex Comfort, Edward Dahlberg, Bonamy and Valentine Dobree, T. S. Eliot, Naum Gabo, Rayner Heppenstall, Barbara Hepworth, David Jones, Jacob Kramer, Percy Wyndham Lewis, Henry Miller, Henry Moore, Frank Morley, Edwin Muir, Ben Nicholson, Alfred R. Orage, Robert Payne, Kathleen Raine, Stephen Spender, Adrian Stokes, Allen Tate, Arthur W. Wheen, George Woodcock and Wilhelm Worringer. Also included are notebooks, worksheets, proofs and mimeographed BBC programs; mostly from the 1950s and 1960s.

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sir-herbert-edward-read-fonds-2

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Revised by JF, August 9, 2013.

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  • English

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