James Elroy Flecker


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Flecker, James Elroy,

1884–1915, English poet and playwright. From 1910–13 he served in the diplomatic corps. A preoccupation with the exotic is revealed in his verse, particularly in The Golden Journey to Samarkand (1913). His two plays, Hassan (pub. 1922) and Don Juan (pub. 1925), were written in verse. In 1923–24, Hassan was lavishly and successfully produced in London.
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18 James Elroy Flecker, Hassan: The Story of Hassan of Baghdad and How He Came to Make the Golden Journey to Samarkand (London: William Heinemann, 1932).
This region, what we today call Central Asia, has remained at the centre of limelight due to great Silk Rout which became the reason behind spreading of the new principles, religions, ideologies, arts, crafts, traditions, values, cuisines and technologies, as what James Elroy Flecker, Hassan, 1913 said "For lust of knowing what should not be known, We take the golden road to Samarkand.
In this age of new theatrical representations of Iraq, it seems to be an appropriate moment to reassess a play that, fascinatingly, was written by James Elroy Flecker, the poet whose words are inscribed on the SAS clock.
No Golden Journey: A Biography of James Elroy Flecker.
For the lust of knowing what should not be known,' wrote British poet-diplomat James Elroy Flecker, 'we make the Golden Journey .
An essay written by Lawrence on the poet James Elroy Flecker sold for pounds 4,375.
The poet James Elroy Flecker was an author and British Vice-Consul in Beirut, where he befriended Lawrence in the pre-war years.
The offerings here included the premiere of Edward Watson's noble and dignified Meditation, incorporating lines by James Elroy Flecker delivered with moving simplicity by Lyndon Jenkins.
In subsequent chapters Marx deals with a host of other poets-the best-known being Kipling, Rupert Brooke, Wallace Stevens, and those of the Harlem Renaissance, the lesser-known James Elroy Flecker, "Laurence Hope," and Sarojini Naidu.
Perhaps best known for his settings of Thomas Hardy's poetry, it's good to see this new release giving precedence to other muses like James Elroy Flecker.
Georgian poetry Any of a number of lyrical poems produced in the early 20th century by an assortment of British poets, including Lascelles Abercrombie, Hilaire Belloc, Edmund Charles Blunden, Rupert Brooke, William Henry Davies, John Drinkwater, James Elroy Flecker, Ralph Hodgson, Wilfred Wilson Gibson, Robert Graves, Walter de la Mare, Harold Monro (editor of The Poetry Review), Siegfried Sassoon, Sir J.