Kathleen Raine

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Standard Name: Raine, Kathleen
Birth Name: Kathleen Jessie Raine
Married Name: Kathleen Jessie Davies
Married Name: Kathleen Jessie Madge
KR '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.
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For KR , 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.

Connections

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Friends, Associates Antonia White
While working for the Special Operations ExecutivePolitical Intelligence Department , AW met Graham Greene , Simone Weil , and Kathleen Raine .
Chitty, Susan. Now To My Mother. Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 1985.
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Early in the war, as she gradually moved closer to the Church, she wrote...
Friends, Associates Frances Horovitz
Among FH 's literary friends were poets or writers Anne Stevenson , Harold Pinter , Henry Williamson , Gillian Clarke , Kathleen Raine , Dom Sylvester Houédard , Inge Laird , Jeff Nuttall , and...
Friends, Associates Rosamond Lehmann
RL was also a great success with the art-historian Bernard Berenson . Among a younger generation of artists and writers whom she often welcomed as guests were Siegfried Sassoon , W. H. Auden , Christopher Isherwood
Friends, Associates Ruth Pitter
RP knew T. S. Eliot well enough to enjoy a courtly encounter with him at a bus stop, but she felt his great innovations had not necessarily been a good thing for English poetry, and...
Friends, Associates Anne Ridler
Her brother was working for publishers George Bell , and she met a number of authors, including Antonia White and Margaret Kennedy . Later, through her own work, she met with T. S. Eliot 's...
Friends, Associates Dorothy Wellesley
Kathleen Raine 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...
Intertextuality and Influence Virginia Woolf
The original audience included Q. D. Roth (later Leavis) and Kathleen Raine . Women writers who later counted it an important influence on them included such disparate figures as Muriel Box and Rumer Godden ...
Intertextuality and Influence Phyllis Bentley
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...
Literary responses Dorothy Wellesley
Kathleen Raine , 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...
Literary responses Frances Bellerby
Kathleen Raine highly praised this volume.
Gittings, Robert, and Frances Bellerby. “Introduction”. Selected Poems, edited by Anne Stevenson and Anne Stevenson, Enitharmon Press, 1986.
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Literary responses Elizabeth Jennings
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
Literary responses T. S. Eliot
George Orwell 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 William Empson
WE 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...
Occupation William Empson
WE 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...
Publishing Dorothy Wellesley
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.
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She calls the volume, however, my book.
Wellesley, Dorothy. Far Have I Travelled. James Barrie, 1952.
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Kathleen Raine brought out a new edition of it in 1964.

Timeline

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.
Early 1936
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...
1960
Gavin Maxwell 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...
1968
At the end of Edmund Blunden 's tenure of the Professorship of Poetry at Oxford , Roy Fuller was elected to follow him.