Alec Deruent HOPE (Hope Alec Derwent)( Australian poet and satirist)
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Biography Alec Deruent HOPE (Hope Alec Derwent)
Under his influence modern Australian poetry revived respect for traditional forms and free from the uzkoregionalnoy subjects.
Born July 21, 1907 in Qom (pc. New South Wales, Australia). He studied at Sydney and Oxford (England) universities, . taught English and history in secondary school, . gave a course of English philology in the teachers' college in Sydney and Melbourne University and a professor - at the Australian National University,
. After his retirement in 1969 was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to Australian literature.
In 1943-1948 Hope printed poems in small journals, but until 1955 the collection Wandering Islands (The Wandering Islands) could hardly be a meaningful assessment of his poetic creativity. Poems in this book revealed the basic idea of the poetry of Hope - the absence of the heroic beginning in human affairs - and its characteristic features: a caustic irony, . aphoristic, . breathtaking imagery, . dynamism, . thematic diversity, . abundance of 'scientists' allusions, . richness metaphors, . pervasive sexual symbolism,
. Traditional Australian patriotism Hope contrasts his vision of Australia - a country very far from ideal.