Meeting on 9th. May Stephen Spender and Christopher Isherwood

In the absence of Ann Barlow, Nola Turner read from material that had been prepared about the biographies of these two writers.

As Christopher Isherwood’s published output was extremely small when it came to writing poetry, Stephen Spender was mainly represented although Diane Chorley read ‘The Common Cormorant’ and ‘On His Queerness’ by Isherwood.

There were some well-thumbed copies in evidence of ‘Poetry Of The Thirties’ published by Penguin and poems such as ‘The Fall of a City’ by Stephen Spender gave a flavour of times which were overshadowed by the First World War and led up to the Second.




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