Sally Purcell

Standard Name: Purcell, Sally
Birth Name: Sally Anne Jane Purcell
SP was a twentieth-century poet of distinction (whose scholarly bent showed itself in an astonishing range of esoteric allusion) and a translator (mostly of poetry) from a virtuoso range of languages. She also edited books of poetry, including anthologies, and wrote on both art and religion.


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Anthologization Sara Maitland
SM was the contributor placed first in The Happy Unicorns: The Poetry of the Under 25s, edited by Sally Purcell and Libby Purvis , with an introduction by John Wain .
Solo: Search Oxford University Libraries Online.
Textual Production Hélène Cixous
HC presented in 1968 the doctoral thesis which was translated into English by Sally Purcell in June four years later as The Exile of James Joyce.


No timeline events available.


Gatsos, Nikos. Amorgos. Translator Purcell, Sally, Other Poetry Editions, 1980.
Purcell, Sally, and William Leaf. By the Clear Fountain. Mammon Press, 1980.
Purcell, Sally, and Marina Warner. Collected Poems. Editor Jay, Peter, Anvil Press Poetry, 2002.
Purcell, Sally. Dark of Day. Anvil Press Poetry, 1977.
Jay, Peter, and Sally Purcell. “Foreword and Note on the Text”. Collected Poems, edited by Peter Jay and Peter Jay, Anvil Press Poetry, 2002, pp. 19-24.
Purcell, Sally. Fossil Unicorn. Anvil Press Poetry, 1997.
Purcell, Sally. Guenever and the Looking Glass. Greville Press Pamphlets, 1984.
Purcell, Sally. Lake and Labyrinth. Taxus, 1985.
Warner, Marina, and Sally Purcell. “Preface”. Collected Poems, edited by Peter Jay and Peter Jay, Anvil Press Poetry, 2002, pp. 15-18.
Purcell, Sally. The Devil’s Dancing Hour. Anvil Press Poetry, 1968.
Wain, John. The Happy Unicorns. Editors Purcell, Sally and Libby Purvis, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1971.
Purcell, Sally. The Holly Queen. Anvil Press Poetry, 1971.