Lascelles Abercrombie

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Lascelles Abercrombie
Born(1881-01-09)January 9, 1881[1]
Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire, England
DiedOctober 27, 1938(1938-10-27) (aged 57)
London, England
Occupationjournalist, lecturer
Alma materMalvern College, Owens College

Lascelles Abercrombie (January 9, 1881October 27, 1938) was a British poet and critic of Literature, and he was a member of a group of famous poets called "Dymock poets". He was born in Ashton upon Mersey and studied at the University of Manchester.

Before the First World War, he lived for a time at Dymock in Gloucestershire. In 1922, they gave him the job of Professor of English at the University of Leeds. In 1929 he moved on to the University of London, and in 1935 to the University of Oxford. He wrote many poems, that were put together in a book called 'Poems' (1930). In the same year he wrote his most important poem, The Sale of Saint Thomas in six Acts. He was the brother of the architect Patrick Abercrombie, and his son was the scientist Michael Abercrombie.

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  1. Hoiberg, Dale H., ed. (2010). "Abercrombie, Lascelles". Encyclopedia Britannica. I: A-ak Bayes (15th ed.). Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica Inc. p. 27. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8.

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