John Betjeman"s Oxford by John Betjeman

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .

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  • University of Oxford -- History -- 20th century,
  • Oxford (England) -- Description and travel

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Other titlesOxford.
Statementillustrated in line and half-tone by L. Moholy-Nagy, Osbert Lancaster, Edward Bradley ("Cuthbert Bede") and others.
ContributionsMoholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946., Lancaster, Osbert, Sir, 1908-, Bede, Cuthbert, 1827-1889.
LC ClassificationsLF523 .B48 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 192 p., [54] p. of plates :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2052997M
ISBN 100192827146
LC Control Number88030861

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First published in under the title An Oxford University Chest, this volume presents a treasure-house of amusing sketches of university life, lyrical tributes to Oxford's pastoral pleasures, and characteristically pungent architectural reissued as John Betjeman's Oxford, it remains a delightfully irreverent and nostalgic look at Oxford and its University in the s 5/5(2).

Die Lyrik John Betjemans ) 46, 16 Chalfont Road: Straße in " North Oxford ". 46, 18 Ronald Hughes Wright: Freund Betjemans, der später Nönch wurde. An irreverent and nostalgic look at Oxford and its university life in the s, this book was first published in and has been reissued as an entertaining period piece.

Part of the book is devoted to an architectural tour of the town in which factual information is enlivened by anecdotes. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: [1 volume] Responsibility: illustrated by Osbert Lancaster, L.

Moholy-Nagy, Edward Bradley (Cuthbert Bede) and others. Sir John Betjeman (–) was a twentieth-century English poet, writer and to a middle-class family in Edwardian Hampstead, he attended Oxford University, although left without graduating. He turned down a position in the family furniture business, and instead took a series of jobs before becoming the assistant editor of The Architectural Review inwhich reflected.

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He was Poet Laureate from until his death. He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture, helping to save St Pancras railway station from demolition.

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James and supplied an introduction to Peter Haining's book M.R. James - Book of the Supernatural. For the last decade of his life Betjeman suffered increasingly from Parkinson's Disease. John Betjeman, poet laureate of the United Kingdom from until his death inwas known by many as a poet whose writing evoked a sense of nostalgia.

He utilized traditional poetic forms, wrote with a light touch about public issues, celebrated classic architecture, and satirized much of contemporary society for his perception of its superficiality.

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John Betjeman – English poet, writer, and broadcaster. Name: Sir John Betjeman Date of Birth: 28 August Place of Birth: Parliament Hill Mansions, Lissenden Gardens, Gospel Oak, London, England Date of Death: 19 May (aged 77) Place of Death: Trebetherick, Cornwall, England Father: Ernest Betjemann Mother: Mabel (née Dawson).

Read these books in preparation for a visit to Oxford University's Bodleian Library, where staff are staging an exhibition about Betjeman's time in Oxford. It runs until October. JOHN BETJEMAN. John Betjeman was descended from William Merrick, who died ca in Clerkenwell, London.

He married Sarah Wellham () in London ca and they were the parents of Mary Ann Merrick (ca ), who married the poet’s ancestor George Betjemann (ca. John was an only child, and by all accounts had a lonely childhood, taking comfort from his teddy bear, Archibald, later to feature in his children's story, Archie and the Strict Baptists.

Having attended his first schools in Highgate, John became a boarder at Dragon School, Oxford, aged eleven. John Betjeman makes most modern poets look either desperately amateurish or desperately professional. A combination of happy childhood, miserable schooldays and Oxford in the s gave him a.

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John Betjeman was born in London on 28 August He was educated at Marlborough and Magdalen College, Oxford. In his first book of poems, 'Mount Zion', was published by an old Oxford friend, Edward James.

His second book was 'Ghastly Good Taste', a commentary on architecture, published in Reviews: John Betjeman In The West Country, made for the defunct ITV company TWW in This series was long thought lost, but was rediscovered in the s and shown on Channel 4 under the titles The Lost Betjemans and Betjeman Revisited John Betjeman Goes By Train, a co-production between BBC East Anglia and British Transport Films, made in The years from early childhood until he left Oxford were detailed in Summoned by Bells (), blank verse interspersed with lyrics.

Betjeman’s first book of verse, Mount Zion, and his first book on architecture, Ghastly Good Taste, appeared in Churches, railway stations, and other elements of a townscape figure largely in both books.

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Sir John Betjeman. Sir John Betjeman is buried at St. Enodoc Church, Trebetherick, North Cornwall, England. Gravestone of John Betjeman. His grave is located near the south side of the church. The church itself is approached via the 10th fairway of the.

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