BD. Edmund Blunden

175. Graves, Robert and Alan Hodge. The Long Week-End: A Social History of Great Britain, 1918-1939. 1940. Reprint, Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1971.

Includes only passing reference to Blunden, but suggests that his forays to Japan had a negative impact on his verse: he ‘had risen to be the most commended nature poet of [the twenties], but sacrificed the initial advantage that he derived from his country breeding by becoming professor of English literature . . . at Tokyo . . . and not keeping his poems separate from his literary studies’. For a different position toward the same subject see 190.







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