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Stephen Spender
Lecture at Brooklyn College, as quoted in The New York Times (20 November 1984)
Stephen Spender
The Express (l. 1–3) in Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry (1988) edited by Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair

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Born: February 28, 1909

Died: July 16, 1995 (aged 86)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet, novelist, essayist

Bio: Stephen Harold Spender was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed the seventeenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965.

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