Critical and biographical information on Henry Reed, World War II British poet, critic, translator, and radio dramatist — author of "Naming of Parts"
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Translations by Henry Reed. Links to production credits, encyclopedia articles, book excerpts, and other works providing details for Reed's English translations of poems and plays.
Authors in translation:
Balzac | Betti | Ginzburg | Leopardi

Eugénie Grandet, by Honoré de Balzac
This encyclopedic entry has a short biography of Reed, and a bibliography which includes an extensive list of his radio dramas.
Reed's obituary, and notice of memorial funeral service.
Reed himself contributed the abbreviated information for his entry in Who's Who.

Père Goriot, by Honoré de Balzac
Poet Jon Stallworthy's critical and biographical introduction to the Collected Poems.
This encyclopedic entry has a short biography of Reed, and a bibliography which includes an extensive list of his radio dramas.
A biography of Reed by poet Jon Stallworthy, with comments on the poems, radio plays, and translations.
Reed's obituary, and notice of memorial funeral service.
Reed himself contributed the abbreviated information for his entry in Who's Who.

The Burnt Flower-Bed, by Ugo Betti
This encyclopedic entry has a short biography of Reed, and a bibliography which includes an extensive list of his radio dramas.
Poet Elizabeth Jennings' analysis of Reed's poetry, with a brief biography and a lengthy bibliography.
Reed's 'brief non-critical account of Betti's progress through his quarter-century of playwriting,' with some biographical details of the Italian poet and author.
Major events in Reed's life listed by year, including his publications, travels, and productions of his radio plays and translations.

Corruption in the Palace of Justice, by Ugo Betti
This encyclopedic entry has a short biography of Reed, and a bibliography which includes an extensive list of his radio dramas.
Poet Elizabeth Jennings' analysis of Reed's poetry, with a brief biography and a lengthy bibliography.
Major events in Reed's life listed by year, including his publications, travels, and productions of his radio plays and translations.

Crime on Goat Island, by Ugo Betti
This encyclopedic entry has a short biography of Reed, and a bibliography which includes an extensive list of his radio dramas.
Details of a 1965 Tower Theatre production of Reed's translation of Ugo Betti's play. External link.
Douglas Cleverdon's biographical note, focusing on Reed's radio drama, with a brief bibliography.
Credits for the 1955 New York production of Reed's translation of Ugo Betti's Crime on Goat Island. External link.
Major events in Reed's life listed by year, including his publications, travels, and productions of his radio plays and translations.
Reed himself contributed the abbreviated information for his entry in Who's Who.

The Queen and the Rebels, by Ugo Betti
Reed's 'brief non-critical account of Betti's progress through his quarter-century of playwriting,' with some biographical details of the Italian poet and author.
Credits for the 1982 New York production of Reed's translation of Ugo Betti's The Queen and the Rebels. External link.
Credits for the 1982 New York production of Reed's translation of Ugo Betti's The Queen and the Rebels.
Major events in Reed's life listed by year, including his publications, travels, and productions of his radio plays and translations.

Summertime, by Ugo Betti
"The Radio Plays of Henry Reed," a chapter by Roger Savage, detailing Reed's comedic and dramatic work for the BBC, with a bibliography of his plays.
This encyclopedic entry has a short biography of Reed, and a bibliography which includes an extensive list of his radio dramas.
Poet Elizabeth Jennings' analysis of Reed's poetry, with a brief biography and a lengthy bibliography.
Reed's 'brief non-critical account of Betti's progress through his quarter-century of playwriting,' with some biographical details of the Italian poet and author.

The Advertisement, by Natalia Ginzburg
Credits for a 1972 production of Reed's translation of The Advertisement, with a excerpt from Ginzburg's On Writing for the Theatre. External link.
This encyclopedic entry has a short biography of Reed, and a bibliography which includes an extensive list of his radio dramas.
Poet Elizabeth Jennings' analysis of Reed's poetry, with a brief biography and a lengthy bibliography.
Major events in Reed's life listed by year, including his publications, travels, and productions of his radio plays and translations.
Reed's obituary, and notice of memorial funeral service.
Reed himself contributed the abbreviated information for his entry in Who's Who.

Chorus of the Dead, by Giacomo Leopardi
Reed's translation of Giacomo Leopardi's "Coro di Morti" was broadcast on the BBC on February 6, 1949. The poem was published in The Listener, April 28, 1949.

The Infinite, by Giacomo Leopardi
Reed's translation of Giacomo Leopardi's poem, "L'Infinito," was broadcast on BBC radio on January 12, 1975, and first appeared in print in the June 1, 1950 Listener.

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