Blunden, Edmund Charles

▪ British scholar
born Nov. 1, 1896, London
died Jan. 20, 1974, Long Melford, Suffolk, Eng.

      poet, critic, scholar, and man of letters, whose verses in the traditional mode are known for their rich and knowledgeable expression of rural English life.

      Long a teacher in the Far East, he showed in his later poetry Oriental influences, as in A Hong Kong House (1962). His Undertones of War (1928; new ed. 1956), which established his international reputation, is one of the most moving books about World War I, all the more compelling for its restraint. The war interrupted his studies at Oxford, but he returned in 1919, moving the following year to London as associate editor of The Athenaeum. His poems began appearing in the 1920s.

      Blunden taught in Japan throughout most of the 1920s and returned there in the late 1940s, after teaching at Oxford and serving on the staff of The Times Literary Supplement. He was professor of English at Hong Kong University (1953–64) and professor of poetry at Oxford (1966–68). His poetry is collected in The Poems of Edmund Blunden, 1914–1930 (1930) and Poems 1930–1940 (1940). Poems of Many Years appeared in 1957. One of the major results of his scholarship was the discovery and publication of unprinted poems by the 19th-century peasant-poet John Clare (Clare, John).

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