Kathleen Raine

(1908—2003) poet and literary scholar

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poet and critic, educated at Girton College, Cambridge, was formerly married to Charles Madge. She published many collections of poetry, from her first, Stone and Flower (1943), to her Collected Poems (1981), and also three volumes of autobiography. Later volumes include The Oracle in the Heart (1980) and Living with Mystery: Poems 1987–91 (1992). Much of her poetry is inspired by the landscapes of Scotland, and has an intense and mystic vision of the vitality of the natural world which also informed her critical work on Blake and the Neoplatonic tradition.

Subjects: Literature.

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