Walter Landor

Landor, Walter Savage

Walter Savage Landor, 1775–1864, English poet and essayist, educated at Oxford. After a quarrel with his father, he went to live in Wales, where he wrote the epic poem Gebir (1798). The middle and most productive years of his life were spent in Italy. There he wrote the greater portion of his voluminous prose work Imaginary Conversations (1824–53), consisting of nearly 150 dialogues between notables both ancient and modern. Landor's verse ranges from the epic to the epigrammatic, including many lyrics of great simplicity and intensity. His other works include Pericles and Aspasia (1836), Hellenics (1847), and Heroic Idylls (1863).

See his complete works (ed. by T. E. Welby and S. Wheeler, 16 vol., 1927–36); biography by M. Elwin (1970); bibliography by R. H. Super (1954).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2015, The Columbia University Press.

Walter Landor: Selected full-text books and articles

Walter Savage Landor By G. Rostrevor Hamilton Longmans, Green & Co. Ltd., 1960
The Poetical Works of Walter Savage Landor By Walter Savage Landor; Stephen Wheeler Clarendon Press, vol.1, 1937
Librarian’s tip: "Gebir" begins on p. 1
Landor, a Replevin By Malcolm Elwin MacDonald, 1958
The English Romantic Poets and Essayists: A Review of Research and Criticism By Lawrence Huston Houtchens; Carolyn Washburn Houtchens Modern Language Association of America, 1957
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Walter S. Landor"
Older Masters: Essays and Reflections on English and American Literature By Donald Davie Carcanet, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 23 "Attending to Landor"
Literary Criticisms By Terence L. Connolly; Francis L. Thompson E. P. Dutton, 1948
Librarian’s tip: "Landor and Rose-Water" begins on p. 34
A Literary History of England By Albert C. Baugh Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1948
Librarian’s tip: "Robert Southey, Walter Savage Landor, and Other Poets" begins on p. 1159
English Bards and Grecian Marbles: The Relationship between Sculpture and Poetry Especially in the Romantic Period By Stephen A. Larrabee Columbia University Press, 1943
Librarian’s tip: Chap. X "Landor and Hunt"
Purity of Diction in English Verse By Donald Davie Chatto & Windus, 1952
Librarian’s tip: "Landor's Shorter Poems" begins on p. 183
Naturalism in Nineteenth Century English Literature By Georg Brandes Russell & Russell, 1957
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of Walter Landor begins on p. 195
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