Hope Mirrlees by Hope Mirrlees
Collected Poems

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It is a pleasure to see Briggs's careful, elegant advocacy of what she calls Mirrlees's "lost modernist masterpiece" finally bear fruit in this fine edition.
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Spanning several decades of her life, multiple continents, and significant events, this collection of Hope Mirrlees’s poetry includes previously unpublished work and the modernist writer’s later poems and essays, written circa 1920. Also included is the full text of Paris: A Poem—a daylong, psycho-geographical flânerie through the streets and metro tunnels of post–World War I Paris. Groundbreaking and illuminating, this volume is a testament to Mirrlees’s contribution to 20th-century poetry.

 

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Hope Mirrlees (1887–1978) was an English writer and scholar. She was a friend of Virginia Woolf and T.S. Eliot, part of the Bloomsbury literary circle (Mirrlees's poem Paris has been called by some critics an undiscovered treasure of modernism), and a close friend and collaborator of the great classical scholar Jane Ellen Harrison. She and Harrison divided their time between England and France. She became fluent in French and Russian, and later studied Spanish. Lud-in-the-Mist is her best-known work of fantasy.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by Carcanet Press Ltd.. 200 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Patrick McGuinness on Apr 13 2012

It is a pleasure to see Briggs's careful, elegant advocacy of what she calls Mirrlees's "lost modernist masterpiece" finally bear fruit in this fine edition.

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