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Basil Bunting

(1900—1985) poet


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(1900–85),

born in Northumberland. Although he had been published abroad (Redimiculum Matellarum, Milan, 1930; Poems, Texas, 1950) and had a considerable reputation among younger American poets as an important figure in the Modernist movement, he was virtually unknown in England until the appearance of his long, semi‐autobiographical, and deeply Northumbrian poem Briggflatts (1966). His Collected Poems (1978) includes translations (‘Overdrafts’) from Latin and Persian. The Complete Poems was published in 1994.

Subjects: Literature.


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