Alan Ross

(1922—2001) writer and editor

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poet, travel writer, and editor, born in Calcutta and educated at Oxford. He published several volumes of poetry and prose, many evocatively describing sojourns and travels abroad, sometimes in pursuit of art and love, sometimes of cricket. Open Sea (1975) collects poems about the Second World War from earlier works, and includes his compressed epic, ‘J.W.51B’, a grey, haunting first‐hand description of naval endurance on the Arctic convoy route. He edited the London Magazine from 1961 until his death.

Subjects: Literature.

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