Stephen Spender (Spender Stephen)( English poet and critic.)
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Born February 28, 1909 in London, studied at Oxford University. He was a group of Revolutionary Writers (WH Auden, Kr.Ishervud, C. Day Lewis, L. Maknis), first declared itself a collection of Poems (Poems, 1933). In glorifying labor and capital incriminating verses Spender was more politics and martial fervor than in the works of his friends, but some of his poems and testified about the lyrical gift. In the poem Vienna (Vienna, 1934), he praised the courage of Viennese Socialists, who rebelled against the Government E. Dollfus. Spender produced anti-Nazi play in verse test judge (The Trial of a Judge, 1938), and visiting Spain, made with Dzh.Lemanom anthology Poetry of Spain (Poems for Spain, 1939), inspired by the civil war. Lyrics subsequent collections Frozen Peace (The Still Centre, 1939), Ruins and visions (Ruins and Visions, 1942) and Dedications (Poems of Dedication, 1946) self-centered, they are not the old strength and conviction. In 1986 came a collection of poems Spender 1928-1985.
Spender from the outset proved himself a brilliant critic, a book of articles on contemporary literature destructive element (The Destructive Element, 1935) caused almost as much interest as his poems. He was co-editor of influential journals 'Horizon' ( 'Horizon') in 1939-1941 and 'interlocutor' ( 'Encounter') in 1953-1967. He wrote also belong to the critical work, fiction, autobiography and memoirs. In 1983, Spender was a personal nobility. Spender died in London on July 16, 1995.