The poet Lascelles Abercrombie died at the age of 57. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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British poet and literary critic associated with the Georgian and Dymock Poets. His works include Emblems of Love, Speculative Dialogues, and Mary and the Bramble.
His son Michael had a career in cellular biology, and his brother Patrick was an architect.
The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age.
The world knows of a vast stock of epic material scattered up and down the nations; sometimes its artistic value is as extraordinary as its archaeological interest, but not always.
The first epics were intended for recitation; the literary epic is meant to be read.
The epic poet collaborates with the spirit of his time in the composition of his work. That is, if he is successful; the time may refuse to work with him, but he may not refuse to work with his time.
There is only one thing which can master the perplexed stuff of epic material into unity; and that is, an ability to see in particular human experience some significant symbolism of man’s general destiny.