Walter de la Mare

Walter de la Mare (də lə mâr), 1873–1956, English poet and novelist. For many years he worked in the accounting department of the Anglo-American Oil Company. Much of his verse and prose shows delight in imaginative excursions into the shadowed world between the real and the unreal. Included among his books of poetry are Songs of Childhood (1902), The Listeners (1912), Peacock Pie (1913), Poems for Children (1930), and The Fleeting and Other Poems (1933). His fiction includes Henry Brocken (1904), The Return (1910), Memoirs of a Midget (1921), and On the Edge (1930), a collection of somewhat macabre short stories.

See J. Atkins, Walter de la Mare: An Exploration (1975); D. Cecil, Walter de la Mare (1978).

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The Connoisseur, and Other Stories
Walter De la Mare.
A.A. Knopf, 1926
Winged Chariot: And Other Poems
Walter De la Mare.
Viking Press, 1951
Modern Poetry: Studies in Practical Criticism
C. B. Cox; A. E. Dyson.
Edward Arnold, 1963
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 2 "The Listeners" by Walter de la Mare"
Walter de la Mare: A Biographical and Critical Study
R. L. Maegroz.
Hodder and Stoughton Limited, 1924
Phantoms of the Mind: T.S. Eliot's "To Walter De la Mere."
Chandran, K. Narayana.
Papers on Language & Literature, Vol. 33, No. 2, Spring 1997
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Memories of Walter De la Mare
Manwaring, Randle.
Contemporary Review, Vol. 264, No. 1538, March 1994
Walter De la Mare
Hecht, Anthony.
The Wilson Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 3, Summer 1997
Art and Scientific Thought: Historical Studies Towards a Modern Revision of Their Antagonism
Martin Johnson.
Columbia Univ. Press, 1949
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 9 "Fantasy and a Real World, in the Poetry of Walter de la Mare"
Seven Masters of Supernatural Fiction
Edward Wagenknecht.
Greenwood Press, 1991
Librarian’s tip: "Walter de la Mare" begins on p. 121
Cyclopedia of World Authors
Frank N. Magill; Dayton Kohler.
Harper & Row, 1958
Librarian’s tip: "Walter de la Mare" begins on p. 281
Contemporary English Literature
Mark Longaker; Edwin C. Bolles.
Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1953
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Watler de la Mare begins on p. 145
Intimates in Conflict: A Communication Perspective
Dudley D. Cahn.
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1990
Librarian’s tip: "Walter de la Mare (1873- )" begins on p. 1071
Selected Letters
Edward Thomas.
Oxford University Press, 1995
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