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  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd (27 Mar. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857549627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857549621
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 887,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The greatest living poetess." -- Virginia Woolf

"Far and away the best living woman poet-- who will be read when others are forgotten." -- Thomas Hardy

"The greatest living poetess." --Virginia Woolf

"Far and away the best living woman poet--who will be read when others are forgotten." --Thomas Hardy

"Far and away the best living woman poetwho will be read when others are forgotten." Thomas Hardy"

"The greatest living poetess." Virginia Woolf"

About the Author

Charlotte Mew was born in London in 1869, the third child of an architect, and was educated at a girl's school in London. Her first published work was a short story in The Yellow Book in 1894. In May 1912 Mew was introduced to May Sinclair, a leading novelist who was active in the women's suffrage movement. Mew fell in love with her, but although Sinclair encouraged her writing; she did not reciprocate Mew's feelings and the relationship eventually broke up. The period from 1913 was one of the most productive periods for Mew's poetry, however, and she became an increasingly published and admired poet. Living with her mother and sister Anne, an artist, in difficult circumstances, Mew found freedom and inspiration on holidays in France and Belgium. In 1923 she was awarded a Civil List pension on the recommendation of John Masefield, Walter de la Mare and Thomas Hardy. A fear of hereditary mental illness had led Mew and her sister to vow not to marry: both her elder brother and another younger sister had been taken to mental hospitals. In 1927, still grieving from the death of her sister, Mew killed herself, possibly because she feared the onset of insanity.

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