Richard Aldington

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ALDINGTON, Richard (1892-1962) British poet, novelist, critic and biographer. Primarily a poet and biographer, Aldington achieved temporary fame with Death of a Hero, which is simultaneously a bitter satire of pre-war society and a war novel. The bitterness is con- trolled here, though not in his earlier work.

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The Poems of Anyte of Tegea
Images of Desire
Images of War War and Love
Greek Songs in the Manner of Anacreon
A Book of  Characters from Theophrastus Hymen
Medallions in Clay
The Good-Humoured Ladies Exile and other poems
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Sturly by Pierre Custot
The Mystery of the Nativity
A Fool I the Forest: A Phantasmagoria
Voltaire

I turn the page and read
"I dream of silent verses where the rhyme
Glides noiseless as an oar."
The heavy musty air, the black desks,
The bent heads and the rustling noises
In the great dome
Vanish

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