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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Henry Reed, ca. 1960



I Capture the Castle: A girl and her family struggle to make ends meet in an old English castle.
Dusty Answer: Young, privileged, earnest Judith falls in love with the family next door.
The Heat of the Day: In wartime London, a woman finds herself caught between two men.




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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!

1530. Radio Times. Billing for "The Book of My Childhood." 19 January 1951, 32.
Scheduled on BBC Midland from 8:15-8:30, an autobiographical(?) programme from Henry Reed.

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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