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Selected Poems (2003) By Frank Thompson

Selected Poems (2003) By Frank Thompson

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Selected Poems (2003) By Frank Thompson. Edited by Dorothy and Kate Thompson
This selection has been made by his niece and sister-in-law, neither of whom knew him in life. Frank Thompson, converted by Iris Murdoch to Communism on the eve of World War Two, and in letters to Iris, as well as to his brother and his parents, wrote about his deepest feelings while he was on active service in the war after volunteering; some of the poems in this collection are taken from a file of typed and manuscript versions which was among Iris's papers and which probably represents a selection he had made for her from his work.

 

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Selected Poems (2003) By Frank Thompson. Edited by Dorothy and Kate Thompson

Frank Thompson, born in 1920 and brother of E.P. Thompson, was fighting with the partisans in Bulgaria when he was killed in 1944. Among his papers he left a large number of poems, the product of his life long commitment to poetry.

This selection has been made by his niece and sister-in-law, neither of whom knew him in life. Frank Thompson, converted by Iris Murdoch to Communism on the eve of World War Two, and in letters to Iris, as well as to his brother and his parents, wrote about his deepest feelings while he was on active service in the war after volunteering; some of the poems in this collection are taken from a file of typed and manuscript versions which was among Iris's papers and which probably represents a selection he had made for her from his work.

Kate Thompson is a professional writer who has won awards for her poetry and prose writing. She was born in 1956 and now lives and works in Ireland. Dorothy Thompson is an historian who has written about nineteenth century British history.

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