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Charles Tomlinson Letters

 Collection — Box: VMF 15, Folder: 23
Identifier: MS-VMF-vmf170

Correspondence from Tomlinson largely to Peter Russell disucssing the British printing of "Versions from Fyodor Tyutchev, 1803-1873."


  • Creation: undated


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Biographical Information

Alfred Charles Tomlinson (January 8, 1927 - August 22, 2015) was a British poet and translator, and also an academic and artist. Born and raised in Penkhull in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Tomlinson attended Longton High School and Queens' College, Cambridge. After leaving university he spent a year in Liguria in Italy and then taught in a primary school. He later became Emeritus Professor of English Poetry at the University of Bristol, England. He and his wife met as teenagers, and had two daughters and a granddaughter.

Tomlinson's first book of poetry was published in 1951, and his Collected Poems was published in 1985, followed by the Selected Poems: 1955-1997 in 1997. He has excelled as an authoritative translator of poetry from the Russian, Spanish and Italian, including the work of Antonio Machado, Fyodor Tyutchev, C├ęsar Vallejo and Attilio Bertolucci. He edited the seminal Oxford Book of Verse in English Translation and the Selected Poems of William Carlos Williams. He was also an artist, and In Black and White: The Graphics of Charles Tomlinson, with an introduction by Nobel prize-winner Octavio Paz, was published in 1976.

Source of Acquisition

Purchase from Bertram Rota Ltd Booksellers. Accession number 824. Originally laid in Poems in Pamphlet

Accession number 1373 (ALS to Mr. Hancox), May 9, 1967

Processing Information

Processed December 7, 1972 by Holly Hall

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  • 2021 March 18: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

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Part of the Manuscripts Collecting Area

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