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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Regnier's poem Pour la Porte des Guerriers [= for the gates of the warriors] inspired James Elroy Flecker's much-appreciated poem The Gates of Damascus.
Who today, for example, reads James Elroy Flecker's Hassan?
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." Remebering and revamping our memories to that our deep rooted glorious past is necessary as we need to understand that in today's circumstances.
She considers the legacy of the Victorian poetic stage and its influence on the plays of Stephen Phillips and James Elroy Flecker; the role of the Georgian movement in the larger climate of dramatic and social reform and poetic theatre from W.B.
The sketch of Curzon is followed by "James Elroy Flecker: Poet, Diplomat, Orientalist," an account of a student of Browne's who entered the Levant Consular Service in 1912.
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.
'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.