Rupert Brooke(redirected from Brooke, Rupert)
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|Birthplace||Rugby, Warwickshire, England|
|Education||Rugby School, King's College, University of Cambridge (fellow)|
See his letters, ed. by G. Keynes (1968); biographies by A. Stringer (1948, repr. 1972) and C. Hassall (1964, repr. 1972); studies by J. Lehmann (1981) and P. Delany (1987); bibliography by G. Keynes (1954).
Born Aug. 3, 1887, at Rugby; died Apr. 23, 1915, on the island of Skyros, Greece. English poet. Belonged to the Georgian group of poets.
Brooke studied at Cambridge, where he wrote a research work entitled John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama (published in 1916). His first collection of poetry was published in 1911. Brooke was an organizer of the anthology Georgian Poetry, 1911-1912 (1912). In 1914 he went to war as a volunteer. The sonnet series 1914 and Other Poems (1915) brought fame. It reflected the illusions of patriotic Englishmen who at the beginning of the war failed to understand its imperialistic nature. In its form, Brooke’s poetry continues the romantic traditions of English poetry. He traveled a great deal (Letters From America, 1916, and other works).
WORKSThe Collected Poems. London, 1946.
The Poetical Works. London, 1953.