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Ruth Pitter - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Ruth Pitter

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Ruth Pitter, twentieth century English poet
Ruth Pitter   (1897 - 1992)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born: 1897
Ilford, England
 
Died: 1992
 
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Ruth Pitter - LIFE STORIES
 
 
2/29/1992     The Poetry of Ruth Pitter
On this day in 1992 Ruth Pitter died. Although Pitter has fallen into the obscurity we might associate with leap year, she was a durable and prize-winning poet in her day -- Hawthornden Prize, Heinemann Award, Queen's Gold Medal, CBE, eighteen books of verse. The modern neglect may be attributable to her too-wide range, or her unmodern themes, or what Thom Gunn said of her: "Ruth Pitter is the most modest of poets, slipping us her riches as if they were everyday currency."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Collected Poems
anthology, poetry
 
Letters of C. S. Lewis
by C. S. Lewis, Ruth Pitter
correspondence
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
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Buried Treasure: A Weblog
Find a short biographical essay about Pitter's life, works, and friendship with C.S. Lewis.

"Ruth Pitter's poetry was modern and it was not. She wrote with old-fashioned meter and rhyme, but her imagery was challenging and creative. Lewis longed to be a great poet, and he would sometimes submit his writing to Miss Pitter for evaluation and critique. She admired his science fiction trilogy, and she asked permission to rewrite a large passage of Perelandra in Spenserian stanzas...."
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