Laurence David LERNER

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1925-12-12
Education Univ of Cape Town (MA), Pembroke Coll Cambridge (MA)
Books & Publications Publications poetry: Domestic Interior (1959, Poetry Book Soc recommendation), The Directions of Memory (1964), Selves (1969), ARTHUR: The Life & Opinions of a Digital Computer (1974), ARTHUR & MARTHA: The Loves of the Computers (1980), The Man I Killed (1980), Chapter & Verse: Bible Poems (1984), Selected Poems (1984, Poetry Book Soc recommendation), Rembrandt's Mirror (1987), Baudelaire: Selected Poems (trans, 1999); novels: The Englishmen (1959), A Free Man (1968), My Grandfather's Grandfather (1985), Wandering Professor (memoir, 1999); criticism incl: An Introduction to English Poetry (1975), Love and Marriage: Literature and its Social Context (1979, SE Arts Literature Prize), The Frontiers of Literature (1988), Angels & Absences: Child Deaths in the 19th Century (1997); other pubns incl: You Can't Say That: English Usage Today (2007), Reading Women's Poetry (2009)
Recreations theatre, travel
Clubs N/A
Style Laurence Lerner
Career lectr in English UC of the Gold Coast 1949-53, tutor then lectr in English Queen's Univ Belfast 1953-62, lectr then reader then prof of English Univ of Sussex 1962-84, prof of English Vanderbilt Univ Nashville TN 1985-95; former visiting prof: Munich 1968-69 and 1974-75, Paris 1982, Vienna 1994, Dijon, Ottawa, Illinois, Würzburg; Br Cncl and other lecture tours incl: Poland, Turkey, Spain, Israel, South America; former tutor Arvon Fndn; winner various literary prizes; FRSL
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