James Elroy Flecker

(1884—1915) poet and playwright

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educated at Trinity College, Oxford, where he was influenced by the last flowering of the Aesthetic movement. In the course of a career in the consular service he produced several volumes of lyrical romantic verse (some of which was included in Georgian Poetry) including The Bridge of Fire (1907), Forty‐Two Poems (1911), and The Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913). He also published an experimental, highly individual novel, The King of Alsander (1914). The work for which he is best remembered is the posthumously published poetic Eastern play Hassan (1922).

Subjects: Literature.

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