Rupert Brooke

Standard Name: Brooke, Rupert
RB , one of the leading voices in the early twentieth-century Georgian movement in poetry, is remembered primarily as a war poet, although he died before the First World War was a year old.


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Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Bussy
DB 's youngest sister, Marjorie Colville (Gumbo) Strachey (1882-1964), was a teacher, suffragist, writer, and member of the group Woolf called the Neo-Pagans group (which included Rupert Brooke , Gwen Raverat , Ka Cox ...
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Ridler
AR 's father, Henry Christopher Bradby , was a housemaster at Rugby School , where he had succeeded the father of Rupert Brooke . He died in 1947, and at his funeral a friend called...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Cornford
Rupert John Cornford was named after Rupert Brooke , who had died eight months earlier, and John Swan , a miner who met the Cornfords through the Workers' Educational Association .
Delany, Paul. The Neo-Pagans: Rupert Brooke and the Ordeal of Youth. Free Press.
Family and Intimate relationships Anne Stevenson
He came back into her adult life in September 1953, and finally the Great Marriage Problem seemed settled.
Contemporary Authors, Autobiography Series. Gale Research.
9: 279
American boyfriends tried to dissuade her, but she ignored them boneheadedly.
Contemporary Authors, Autobiography Series. Gale Research.
9: 279
Friends, Associates Katherine Mansfield
The same year she got to know Edward Marsh . Her early years with Murry (and her visits to Garsington Manor) further developed her network of relationships with writers and artists. At Runcton in 1912...
Friends, Associates Frances Cornford
Frances's association with Rupert Brooke began with the rehearsals for the play and grew into friendship. They discussed their poetry with each other, and Frances counselled and consoled Rupert in his many love affairs. She...
Friends, Associates Rose Macaulay
Friends who attended the house-warming of her London flat included Naomi Royde-Smith , Rupert Brooke , and Walter de la Mare .
Lefanu, Sarah. Rose Macaulay. Virago.
Friends, Associates Virginia Woolf
Early members of what VW called Old Bloomsbury (to distinguish the original members of the group from later additions) included Virginia and Vanessa Stephen , Leonard Woolf , Clive Bell , E. M. Forster ,...
Friends, Associates Rose Macaulay
Rupert Brooke was initially a family friend (six years younger) of RM . The independent friendship they established lasted until his death in the First World War. Of Macaulay's biographers, Emery suggests she may have...
Intertextuality and Influence Theodora Benson
While the title alludes to Lewis Carroll , the chapters are headed with quotations which begin with Shakespeare and Verlaine , move through such less usual sources as Punch and Rupert Brooke , and conclude...
Intertextuality and Influence Winsome Pinnock
Leave Taking deals with the ongoing trauma of migration, the gulf in attitudes between a Jamaica-born woman and her London-born daughters. It deals, too, with life-cycles: each generation placing its hopes in the next, each...
Intertextuality and Influence Buchi Emecheta
During her schooldays literature was her greatest escape.
Emecheta, Buchi. Head Above Water. Heinemann.
She remembers Hansel and Gretel, the first story she read in English and reread many times, followed by Snow White. She also read...
Intertextuality and Influence Rose Macaulay
Lefanu suggests that Tudor's obsession with the idea of honey for tea, in his nostalgia for childhood as sanctuary from his present painful life, was a source in the evolution of Rupert Brooke 's famous...
Literary responses Edna St Vincent Millay
Her editor Eugene Saxton wrote that the staff at Harper were much moved by the emotional quality of the poems.
Milford, Nancy. Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Random House.
Peter Monro Jack in the New York Times Book Review reminded readers that Milton
Literary responses Naomi Royde-Smith
The papers of Rupert Brooke at King's College, Cambridge , include a manuscript review of the first poetry anthology.
under Brooke, Rupert Chawner


1 January 1913: Harold Monro opened the Poetry Bookshop at...

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1 January 1913

Harold Monro opened the Poetry Bookshop at 35 Devonshire Street (now Boswell Street) in Bloomsbury.

16 September 1919: This Side of Paradise, the first novel by...

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16 September 1919

This Side of Paradise, the first novel by the not yet twenty-four-old F. Scott Fitzgerald (titled from a poem by Rupert Brooke ), was accepted for publication by Scribner's .
Borne Back Daily. .
16 September 2010, 16 September 2011


Brooke, Rupert. 1914 and Other Poems. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1915.
Brooke, Rupert, and Henry James. Letters From America. Editor Marsh, Edward, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1916.