John Cornford

(1915—1936) poet and political activist

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poet, son of Frances Cornford. He became heavily involved with radical politics and communism. In 1936 he was the first Englishman to enlist against Franco in the Spanish Civil War, and was killed in action. His poems had been published in various periodicals including New Writing, and were collected with various prose pieces, mainly political, in John Cornford: A Memoir, ed. Pat Sloan, 1938.

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

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