Yorke, Liz. Adrienne Rich: Passion, Politics, and the Body. Sage, 1997.
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JC describes her younger self as a solitary child, rebellious and defiant, challenging everything and everyone.
Some poets became important to her in her youth through the influence of her sisters: Dylan Thomas ...
Couzyn, Jeni, editor. The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Women Poets. Bloodaxe Books, 1985.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Pamela Hansford Johnson||
PHJ sent a letter of congratulation when the young poet Dylan Thomas had a poem published (as she had recently had herself) in the Sunday Referee; their correspondence became frequent and personal before they...
|Family and Intimate relationships||Jeni Couzyn||
Jeni's sisters offered early poetic encouragement, and provided a connection between literature, as learned in school, and poems written privately. When she was about fifteen, JC remembers one of her sisters giving her two LP...
|Friends, Associates||Edith Sitwell|
|Friends, Associates||Hélène Barcynska|
|Friends, Associates||Cecily Mackworth|
|Friends, Associates||Ethel Wilson|
|Intertextuality and Influence||Pamela Hansford Johnson||
She was working on it while her family moved house, writing on packing-cases with the removers removing around me.
The title (quoted from John Donne , which misleadingly suggests fulfilled sexual passion) was the...
Johnson, Pamela Hansford. Important to Me. Macmillan; Scribner, 1974.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Philip Larkin||
His youthful letters to Sutton are clotted with obscenities in a schoolboy manner, boring and embarrassing to a later generation: My tooth still aches. Balls & anus! I feel shat upon.
The pained exaggeration...
Brennan, Maeve. The Philip Larkin I Knew. Manchester University Press, 2002.
|Intertextuality and Influence||Carol Ann Duffy|
|Leisure and Society||William Empson||
Empson was a heavy social drinker all his life (at one time a drinking companion of Dylan Thomas ). Haffenden remarks that in China he gained well-deserved status in the Chinese classical tradition of venerably...
|Literary responses||Ann Hatton|
|Literary responses||Pamela Hansford Johnson||
The citation for the prize called her one of the most exquisite word artists of our day.
Luckily she also had the benefit of Thomas 's reponses, sometimes gentle, sometimes waspish, on her early...
Hadley, Tessa. “He wants me no more”. London Review of Books, No. 2, pp. 29 -30.
|Literary responses||Djuna Barnes||
Nightwood met with varied responses once it was published. It was reviewed well in England, but much more negatively in the USA. Dylan Thomas called it one of the three great prose books ever written...