Unafraid of Virginia Woolf: The Friends and Enemies of Roy Campbell
Joseph PearceISBN: 1932236368;
Book DescriptionRoy Campbell (1902?57) led an unquiet life marked by numerous affairs (both real and imagined), brawls (he once attacked Stephen Spender on stage during a poetry recital), and curious stunts (with the help of Dylan Thomas, he once ate a vase of daffodils in celebration of St. David?s Day). It was also marked by numerous controversies, especially Campbell?s running feud with Virginia Woolf and her Bloomsbury group of intellectuals, about whom he remarked in "The Georgiad": "Hither flock all the crowds whom love has wrecked / Of intellectuals without intellect / And sexless folk whose sexes intersect ." Acknowledged as one of the finest poets of his generation after the publication of his long poem The Flaming Terrapin , Campbell came to prominence in the 1920s when he captured the imagination of the English intelligentsia with his romantic background and controversial style. Pearce?s vivid biography centers on Campbell?s ongoing...
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