Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present
Standard Name: Raine, Kathleen
Birth Name: Kathleen Jessie Raine
Married Name: Kathleen Jessie Davies
Married Name: Kathleen Jessie Madge
's lengthy, successful career as twentieth-century poet, autobiographer, essayist, critic, and translator, won her many awards in England and other countries. She called the writing of words (especially poetry) her greatest joy. Paradoxically, it is the written word which communicates from heart to heart, not the spoken word; for our most secret knowledge comes to us in solitude.
Raine, Kathleen. The Written Word. Enitharmon Press, 1967.
, mythology and nature were modes for illuminating psychic development. The core of women's creativity lay in the development of a self, needing both spiritual and human relationships.
later called this friendship a relationship of teacher to pupil, but one where neither the giving nor the receiving is all on one side. It possessed, she said, that magical quality which belongs...
Its chapters are allotted to its various characters by name. A quotation, acknowledged in the preliminary pages, comes from Worry about Money by Kathleen Raine
(from The Pythoness, and Other Poems, 1949). This book...
, though she called DW
a minor poet, a not always perceptive judge of Yeats's poems, also gave her credit as the champion of an unfashionable view of poetry, whose revelation of Yeats's...
highly praised this volume.
Gittings, Robert, and Frances Bellerby. “Introduction”. Selected Poems, edited by Anne Stevenson and Anne Stevenson, Enitharmon Press, 1986.
She held bursaries or grants from the Arts Council
(after the initial one for her first book) in 1965, 1968, and 1972.
“Lauinger Library: Special Collections Division”. Georgetown University Library.
Some critics disparage EJ
's work along lines effectively summarized by Robert Crawford
T. S. Eliot
no doubt spoke for a section of Eliot's readership when he wrote in October 1942 of the first three quartets: There is very little in Eliot's later work that makes any deep impression...
Material Conditions of Writing
began publishing his poetry as a Cambridge
undergraduate during the years up to 1928 (as did others in the same group at the same time, including Kathleen Raine
). He edited and published his...
was an enthusiast for Basic English (a simplified form of the language which he favoured not only for exchanges among scientists and others from different language groups, but also as an introduction to the...
Her name does not appear on this volume as editor, but only on the foreword, dated 1939.
Yeats, W. B. “Foreword”. Letters on Poetry from W.B. Yeats to Dorothy Wellesley, edited by Dorothy Wellesley, Oxford University Press, 1964, p. v.
She calls the volume, however, my book.
Wellesley, Dorothy. Far Have I Travelled. James Barrie, 1952.
brought out a new edition of it in 1964.
16 January 1929
The Listener began publication; it has been said that it did more for the new 'thirties poetry in Britain than any of the specialized poetry magazines.
The Faber Book of Modern Verse, edited by Michael Roberts
(who was put forward for this task by T. S. Eliot
), set out to define the modern movement, not just chronologically but according...
issued his best-known book, about otters on Cambusfearna (that is Sandaig, an island off Western Scotland), entitled Ring of Bright Water (from a line by Kathleen Raine
: He has married me...
Raine, Kathleen. Blake and England. W. Heffer and Son, 1960.
Raine, Kathleen. Blake and the New Age. Allen and Unwin, 1979.
Raine, Kathleen. Blake and Tradition. Princeton University Press, 1968.
Raine, Kathleen. Christmas 1960: An Acrostic. Printed for the author and Enitharmon Press, 1960.
Raine, Kathleen. Collected Poems 1935-1980. Allen and Unwin, 1981.
Raine, Kathleen. David Jones: Solitary Perfectionist. Golgonooza Press, 1974.
Raine, Kathleen. Defending Ancient Springs. Oxford University Press, 1967.
Raine, Kathleen. Faces of Day and Night. Enitharmon Press, 1972.
Raine, Kathleen. Farewell Happy Fields: Memories of Childhood. Hamilton, 1973.
Raine, Kathleen. Fifteen Short Poems. Enitharmon Press, 1978.
Raine, Kathleen. Golgonooza, City of Imagination: Last Studies in William Blake. Golgonooza Press, 1989.
Raine, Kathleen. Hopkins: Nature and Human Nature. Hopkins Society, 1972.
Raine, Kathleen. India Seen Afar. Green Books, 1989.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. “Introduction”. The Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, edited by Kathleen Raine, Grey Walls Press, 1950, p. v - ix.
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. “Introduction”. Poems and Prose, edited by Kathleen Raine, Penguin, 1957, pp. 9-17.
Raine, Kathleen, and W. B. Yeats. “Introduction”. Letters on Poetry from W.B. Yeats to Dorothy Wellesley, edited by Dorothy Wellesley and Dorothy Wellesley, Oxford University Press, 1964, p. ix - xiii.
Skelton, Robin, and Kathleen Raine. “Introductory Note”. Faces of Day and Night, Enitharmon Press, 1972.
Raine, Kathleen. Living in Time. Nicholson and Watson, 1946.
Raine, Kathleen. Living with Mystery: Poems, 1987-1991. Golgonooza Press, 1992.