Betjeman


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Betjeman

Sir John. 1906--84, English poet, noted for his nostalgic and humorous verse and essays and for his concern for the preservation of historic buildings, esp of the Victorian era. Poet laureate (1972--84)
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The 20th Century Society, essentially a collection of contemporary Betjemans, will probably be proved right in a generation's time when they call for Dunelm House to be protected on the grounds of its architectural significance.
It says: "Sir John Betjeman declared it 'the most splendid facade in England.
Ultimately the joke proved to be on Betjeman who, as he grew older, became an ever more impassioned advocate of the 19th century's achievements.
Wilson notes, Betjeman was "obsessed by the byways of religious experience, sympathising with those who sought out strange ways to God" (266).
Betjeman would no doubt turn in his grave at some of the modern monstrosities that have sprung up, but there are still plenty of reminders of its past.
The name is like a ring of bells," Poet John Betjeman has written of the picturesque spot.
She will hold the position for 10 years and follows poets such as William Wordsworth and John Betjeman.
The 53-year-old is the latest in a line of poets which began with John Dryden and has included Wordsworth, Masefield and Betjeman.
LARGER THAN LIFE, the statue of John Betjeman (1906--1984) in the newly renovated St.
Lancaster was a stoff and a dandy,from an upper middle-class family, and had been introduced to architecture by his Oxford student friend John Betjeman on local 'church crawls'.
Jerome known largely for his travelogues, the Angry Young Man Alan Sillitoe, and Betjeman.
Books to be published under the new imprint will retail for approximately GBP9 and include titles such as Anglo Saxon Attitudes by Angus Wilson and Ghastly Good Taste by John Betjeman.