Kathleen Nott

Standard Name: Nott, Kathleen
Birth Name: Kathleen Cecilia Nott
KN 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.
McCall, Colin. “Kathleen Nott (1905–1999). Down to Earth”. The Freethinker, Vol.
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Literary responses Lady Cynthia Asquith
Kathleen Nott writing in The Observer found the book [n]ot only enthralling but moving: a comment which was used as an endorsement to advertise it.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
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Literary responses Kathleen Raine
Jerome McGann , however, insisted that KR does not overestimate the need to establish Blake's tradition,
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and agreed with her on the importance of recovering the sources of Blake's special symbolic language to...
Literary responses Dorothy L. Sayers
Within Sayers's lifetime she had become a figure of controversy on account of the element of Christian partisanship in her non-fictional works. In The Emperor's Clothes, 1953, Kathleen Nott bracketed Sayers with T. S. Eliot
Reception Edith Mary Moore
In 1938, EMM 's name appeared in an early number of Kriticky Mesicnik, a Czech literary periodical edited by Václav Černý (reprinted in 1972 and 1992), in a list of British writers including Rosamond Lehmann


10 December 1950: Bertrand Russell from Great Britain was awarded...

Writing climate item

10 December 1950

Bertrand Russell from Great Britain was awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Literature in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought.
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Nott, Kathleen. A Clean, Well–Lighted Place; A Private View of Sweden. Heinemann, 1961.
Nott, Kathleen. A Soul in the Quad. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1969.
Nott, Kathleen. An Elderly Retired Man. Faber and Faber, 1963.
Nott, Kathleen. Creatures and Emblems. Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1960.
Nott, Kathleen. Elegies and Other Poems. Keepsake Press, 1981.
Nott, Kathleen. Landscapes and Departures. Editions Poetry, 1947.
Nott, Kathleen. Mile End. Hogarth Press, 1938.
Nott, Kathleen. Philosophy and Human Nature. New York University Press, 1958.
Nott, Kathleen. Poems from the North. Hand and Flower Press, 1956.
Nott, Kathleen. Private Fires. Heinemann, 1960.
Nott, Kathleen. The Dry Deluge. Hogarth Press, 1947.
Nott, Kathleen. The Emperor’s Clothes. Heinemann, 1953.
Bacchelli, Riccardo. The Fire of Milan. Translator Nott, Kathleen, Secker & Warburg, 1958.
Nott, Kathleen. The Good Want Power. Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1977.