Charlotte Mew





Charlotte Mew

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born
in Bloomsbury, London, UK, The United Kingdom
November 15, 1869

died
March 24, 1928

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Charlotte Mew was a modernist British poet. Mew's father, architect Frederick Mew, died in 1898 without making adequate provision for his family; two of her siblings suffered from mental illness, and were committed to institutions, and three others died in early childhood leaving Charlotte, her mother and her sister, Anne. Charlotte and Anne made a pact never to marry for fear of passing on insanity to their children.

In 1894, Mew succeeded in getting a short story into The Yellow Book, but wrote very little poetry at this time. Her first collection of poetry, The Farmer's Bride, was published in 1916. Mew gained the patronage of several literary figures, notably Thomas Hardy, who called her the best woman poet of her day, Virginia Woolf, wh...more


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Selected Poems: Charlotte Mew
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Collected Poems and Selecte...
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The Farmer's Bride (1921)
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Complete Poems
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The Rambling Sailor
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Works of Charlotte Mew
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The Essential Poems
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Poems of the Great War 1914...
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The Seashell Anthology of G...
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Cuentos de amor victorianos
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More books by Charlotte Mew…
“There is something horrible about a flower;
This, broken in my hand, is one of those
He threw it in just now; it will not live another hour;
There are thousands more; you do not miss a rose.”
Charlotte Mew

“But still it was a lovely thing
Through the grey months to wait for Spring”
Charlotte Mew, Collected Poems and Selected Prose

“Now I will burn you back, I will burn you through,
Though I am damned for it we two will lie
And burn, here where the starlings fly”
Charlotte Mew
tags: burn, fire, love

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