Raine, Kathleen

▪ British writer
in full  Kathleen Jessie Raine  
born June 14, 1908, London, England
died July 6, 2003, London

      English poet, scholar, and critic noted for her mystical and visionary poetry.

      Raine studied psychology and the natural sciences at Girton College in Cambridge (M.A., 1929) and in the 1930s was one of a group of Cambridge poets. Inspired by Plato, W.B. Yeats, William Blake, and other mystical and visionary writers, she sought to abandon the everyday world for a world of feeling in her works. Her gift for exactness of observation and precision of diction is evident in her first book of poems, Stone and Flower (1943), as well as in her later poetry. Her work, which has been characterized as meditative and lyrical, is concerned with universal themes such as nature, life, death, and eternity. Raine's many volumes of poems include The Pythoness (1949), The Hollow Hill (1965), The Lost Country (1971), The Oval Portrait (1977), The Oracle in the Heart, and Other Poems, 1975–1978 (1980), Autobiographies (1991), Living with Mystery (1992), and Collected Poems (2000). Among her critical works are Blake and Tradition, 2 vol. (1968), From Blake to a Vision (1978), The Human Face of God: William Blake and the Book of Job (1982), and Yeats the Initiate (1986). Four volumes of autobiography are Farewell Happy Fields (1973), The Land Unknown (1975), The Lion's Mouth (1977), and India Seen Afar (1989). Under the patronage of Charles, Prince of Wales, Raine founded in 1990 Temenos Academy, a teaching institution that rejected the “secular materialism” of the current age; the Temenos Academy Review was created in 1999 and included lectures given at the academy. Raine was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2000.

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