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Documenting the quest to track down everything written by (and written about) the poet, translator, critic, and radio dramatist, Henry Reed.

An obsessive, armchair attempt to assemble a comprehensive bibliography, not just for the work of a poet, but for his entire life.

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Cold Comfort Farm: Sensible Flora Poste moves in with her eccentric country relatives.
The Dog Stars: A man, his dog, and an airplane survive an apocalyptic flu.
The Sparrow: A Jesuit-led mission to a newly discovered planet.


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Posts from January 2013

Reeding Lessons: the Henry Reed research blog

27.8.2014


Two Things

about which I am very excited, but will have to wait until after the holiday weekend for inquiry:
Henry Reed. "Bij de dood van T.S. Eliot." Litterair Paspoort 20 (1965): p. 51.

Henry Reed et al. "Rates for Reviewing." Author, Playwright and Composer 57, no. 4 (Summer 1947): p. 64.
The first appears in a Dutch journal, and the title translates as "On the Death of T.S. Eliot" (who had died in January of 1965). Looking at the issue's contents, it's possible the article appears in both Dutch and English, translated by C. Buddingh'

The second appears in the journal of the Society of Authors, and appears to be a questionnaire put to such talent (including Reed) as John Betjeman, Daniel George, Rayner Heppenstall, H.J. Massingham, William Plomer, Herbert Read, C.E. Vulliamy, and C.V. Wedgwood.

Stay tuned!



1505. Orwell, George. "Young Writers." Review of New Writing and Daylight (Summer 1943), edited by John Lehmann. Spectator (30 July 1943): 110.
Orwell says of "The End of an Impulse," Reed's criticism of the Auden-Spender school of poetry, 'Henry Reed's essay contains some valuable remarks on the dangers of group literature.'



1st lesson:

Reed, Henry (1914-1986). Born: Birmingham, England, 22 February 1914; died: London, 8 December 1986.

Education: MA, University of Birmingham, 1936. Served: RAOC, 1941-42; Foreign Office, Bletchley Park, 1942-1945. Freelance writer: BBC Features Department, 1945-1980.

Author of: A Map of Verona: Poems (1946)
The Novel Since 1939 (1946)
Moby Dick: A Play for Radio from Herman Melville's Novel (1947)
Lessons of the War (1970)
Hilda Tablet and Others: Four Pieces for Radio (1971)
The Streets of Pompeii and Other Plays for Radio (1971)
Collected Poems (1991, 2007)
The Auction Sale (2006)


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