Friends said that ET
was very shy, but cared very much for very few people.
Liddell, Robert, and Francis King. Elizabeth and Ivy. Peter Owen, 1986.
She was lucky in that Ivy Compton-Burnett
(who was a generation older than she was, and notoriously difficult) and...
Larkin sent out copies of this booklet to a number of literary names. None acknowledged receipt, and he later discovered he had put insufficient postage on the envelopes. The volume's only review came from another...
Her reputation has been building steadily. Jeni Couzyn
called her an original voice in poetry with no back-up tradition and no imitators, a performer of daredevil dance with poetic form.
Couzyn, Jeni, editor. The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Women Poets. Bloodaxe Books, 1985.
The book received mixed reviews, the most damning in the New York Review of Books.
Stannard, Martin. Muriel Spark. The Biography. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009.
But its admirers included D. J. Enright
(who in the New Statesman called this Spark's best, her richest...
Mindful that Jon Stallworthy
had expressed increasing reservations about her work (he thought that celebrity status was damaging it), AS
withdrew from Oxford and offered this volume for British publicaton to D. J. Enright
14 January 1956
D. J. Enright
's anthologyPoets of the 1950s brought together work by eight poets generally taken to be leading voices in the recently-catagorized, modern but anti-modernist Movement.
By mid-July 1956
edited a poetryanthology entitled New Lines; it put forward the work of a group of young poets who were beginning to be called the Movement.
Jennings, Elizabeth, D. J. Enright, Robert Greacen, John Hewitt, David Holbrook, Robert Nye, and Derek Stanford. “Letter to the Editor: Human Image Debased”. Times, p. 13.