Al Alvarez

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Al Alvarez
Alvarez in 2006
Alvarez in 2006
Born(1929-08-05)5 August 1929
London, United Kingdom
Died23 September 2019 (aged 90)
London, United Kingdom
Occupationpoet, author, critic
NationalityBritish
Period1956–2019

Alfred Alvarez (5 August 1929 – 23 September 2019) was an English poet, novelist, essayist and critic. He published under the name A. Alvarez and Al Alvarez. He was best known for his 1962 poetry anthology The New Poetry.[1]

Death[change | change source]

Alvarez died of pneumonia on 23 September 2019 in London at the age of 90.[2]

Selected works[change | change source]

  • The Shaping Spirit (1958)
  • The School of Donne (1961)
  • The New Poetry (1962)
  • Under Pressure (1965)
  • Beyond All This Fiddle (1968)
  • The Savage God (1972)
  • Beckett (Fontana Modern Masters, 1973)
  • Hers (1974)
  • Hunt (1979)
  • Life After Marriage (1982)
  • The Biggest Game in Town (1983)
  • Feeding the Rat (1989)
  • Day of Atonement (1991)
  • Night (1995)
  • Where Did It All Go Right? (1999)
  • Poker: Bets, Bluffs, and Bad Beats (2001)
  • New & Selected Poems (2002)
  • The Writer's Voice (2005)
  • Risky Business (2007)
  • Pondlife (2013)

References[change | change source]

  1. The Benson Medal Archived 5 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Sutherland, John (23 September 2019). "Al Alvarez obituary". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 24 September 2019.

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