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Kathleen Nott was a philosophical writer, novelist, translator, poet, and critic of the mid twentieth century. Her importance for literary history lies in the position she took up in The Emperor's Clothes, 1953, which challenged the predominance of T. S. Eliot and of traditional religion in general in English critical thinking of the time. Bibliographic Citation link.
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11 February 1905 KN was born in Camberwell, London, the youngest of three daughters. Bibliographic Citation link.
By early December 1953 KN published a book of criticism entitled The Emperor's Clothes, which sets out to attack a contemporary infiltration of literary critique by theological dogma or faith-based exhortation. Bibliographic Citation link.
20 February 1999 KN died shortly after her ninety-fourth birthday at Swindon in Wiltshire. Bibliographic Citation link.
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