Documenting the quest to track down everything written by (and written about) the poet, translator, critic, and radio dramatist, Henry Reed.

An obsessive, armchair attempt to assemble a comprehensive bibliography, not just for the work of a poet, but for his entire life.

Read "Naming of Parts."

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I Capture the Castle: A girl and her family struggle to make ends meet in an old English castle.
Dusty Answer: Young, privileged, earnest Judith falls in love with the family next door.
The Heat of the Day: In wartime London, a woman finds herself caught between two men.




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Literary Society

This is my new favorite spot on the web: the Alliance of Literary Societies, a union of more than 100 societies dedicated to the cooperative promotion and preservation of literary heritage. "Literary societies have successfully campaigned for postage stamps to commemorate their authors, encouraged publishers to reprint their works and persuaded local authorities to put plaques on buildings" (Linda Hart, "Literary Societies."Women's World, 2003).

The Alliance's unassuming website is a touchstone for links to literary society websites, their newsletters, publications, and conferences.

For example, there are societies for John Betjeman, Rupert Brook, Thomas Hardy (of course), Walter de la Mare, Siegfried Sassoon, and even a Friends of the Dymock Poets society.

Members in the Alliance receive a newsletter and the annual journal, assistance with grants, as well as a handbook which contains a directory of member societies, a calendar of literary events, a model constitution, as well as advice on copyright, public liability insurance, and data protection. For more information, see the excellent Women's World article, reprinted at the link above, or go to the details page for the Alliance.

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What is Henry Reed's first name?

1530. Radio Times. Billing for "The Book of My Childhood." 19 January 1951, 32.
Scheduled on BBC Midland from 8:15-8:30, an autobiographical(?) programme from Henry Reed.

1st lesson:

Reed, Henry (1914-1986). Born: Birmingham, England, 22 February 1914; died: London, 8 December 1986.

Education: MA, University of Birmingham, 1936. Served: RAOC, 1941-42; Foreign Office, Bletchley Park, 1942-1945. Freelance writer: BBC Features Department, 1945-1980.

Author of: A Map of Verona: Poems (1946)
The Novel Since 1939 (1946)
Moby Dick: A Play for Radio from Herman Melville's Novel (1947)
Lessons of the War (1970)
Hilda Tablet and Others: Four Pieces for Radio (1971)
The Streets of Pompeii and Other Plays for Radio (1971)
Collected Poems (1991, 2007)
The Auction Sale (2006)



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