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Stevie Smith


Born
in Kingston-upon-Hull, The United Kingdom
September 20, 1902

Died
March 07, 1971

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Florence Margaret Smith, known as Stevie Smith (20 September 1902 – 7 March 1971), was an English poet and novelist.


Average rating: 3.76 · 2,292 ratings · 309 reviews · 49 distinct worksSimilar authors
Novel on Yellow Paper

3.60 avg rating — 464 ratings — published 1936 — 19 editions
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Collected Poems

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4.24 avg rating — 323 ratings — published 1975 — 7 editions
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New Selected Poems

4.05 avg rating — 141 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Stevie Smith: A Selection: ...

4.13 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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All The Poems - Stevie Smith

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4.29 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Selected Poems

3.88 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1978 — 9 editions
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The Holiday

3.16 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1949 — 9 editions
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Not Waving but Drowning

4.13 avg rating — 75 ratings3 editions
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Me Again: Uncollected Writi...

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Best Poems of Stevie Smith

3.76 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 2013
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“Into the dark night
Resignedly I go,
I am not so afraid of the dark night
As the friends I do not know,
I do not fear the night above
As I fear the friends below.”
Stevie Smith, Selected Poems

“Oh Lion in a peculiar guise,
Sharp Roman road to Paradise,
Come eat me up, I'll pay thy toll
With all my flesh, and keep my soul.”
Stevie Smith, Selected Poems

“Marriage I think
For women
Is the best of opiates.
It kills the thoughts
That think about the thoughts,
It is the best of opiates.
So said Maria.
But too long in solitude she'd dwelt,
And too long her thoughts had felt
Their strength. So when the man drew near,
Out popped her thoughts and covered him with fear.
Poor Maria!
Better that she had kept her thoughts on a chain,
For now she's alone again and all in pain;
She sighs for the man that went and the thoughts that stay
To trouble her dreams by night and her dreams by day.”
Stevie Smith

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