Prof Angela Leighton, Dr Anna Nickerson, and Dr Yui Kajita publish ‘Walter de la Mare: Critical Appraisals’ (Liverpool University Press, 2022)

Image credit: ‘Walter de la Mare: Critical Appraisals’, edited by Yui Kajita, Angela Leighton, A.J. Nickerson. Published by Liverpool University Press.

This volume provides a major assessment of the work of Walter de la Mare, and promises to restore his reputation as one of the most memorably haunting of poets, as well as a peculiarly unnerving writer of ghost stories. The collection includes wide-ranging essays on de la Mare’s poetry, stories, novels, reviews, and lectures, as well as his literary friendships with more famous contemporaries such as Thomas Hardy, Robert Frost, W. H. Auden, T. S. Eliot and Katherine Mansfield. It also contains an invaluable survey of his library and archives (much of it unpublished) as well as specially commissioned poems reflecting on his enduring influence on English verse-writing.

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