Robert Conquest

Conquest, Robert: - The late Robert Conquest was born in Malvern, Worcestershire, in 1917, to an American father and his English wife. Educated at Winchester College, the University of Grenoble, and Magdalen College, Oxford, he took his B.A. and (later) M.A. degrees in politics, philosophy, and economics, and his D. Litt. in Soviet history.

Conquest's poems were published in various periodicals from 1937. In 1945 the PEN Brazil Prize for a war poem was awarded to his For the Death of a Poet and in 1951 he received a Festival of Britain verse prize. After that, he brought out seven volumes of poetry previous to BLOKELORE & BLOKESONGS, and one of literary criticism (The Abomination of Moab). He published a verse translation of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's epic Prussian Nights (1977), and two novels, A World of Difference (1955), and (with Kingsley Amis) The Egyptologists (1965). In 1955 and 1963 Conquest edited the influential New Lines Read More chevron_right

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