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John Kerrigan

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Hugh Sykes Davies

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Researched and compiled by John Kerrigan, with the assistance of John Constable.

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Cambridge scene

“Music in an Empty House”, Experiment, No. 1 (Nov. 1928), 31–2. [Poem]

“Comment: On Sir Isaac Newton turning mystic”, Cambridge Review, 50/1226 (30 Nov. 1928), 171. [Poem]

“Comments”, The Eagle, 45/202 (1929), 170. [Poem]

“Gaudeat Igitur”. The Eagle, 45/202 (1929), 171. [Poem]

“Michelson Morley”, The Eagle, 45/204 (1929), 285. [Poem]

“Vendice”, Experiment, No. 2 (Feb. 1929), 16–18. [Poem]

“Wooing of Prometheus”, Experiment, No. 2 (Feb. 1929), 31–2. [Poem]

“City Flat”, Cambridge Review, 50/1234 (8 Mar. 1929), 348. Initialled H.S. [Poem]

“Poculum”, Experiment, No. 3 (May 1929), 12. [Poem]

“The Primitive in Modern Art”, Experiment, No. 3 (May 1929), 29–32. [Essay]

“Decline of Phaeton”, Experiment, No. 3 (May 1929), 39. [Poem]

“The Festival Theatre: ‘Marriage’ by Gogol: ‘A Woman’s Honour’ by Susan Glaspell”, Cambridge Review, 51/1245 (25 Oct 1929), 63. [Review]

“Second Wooing of Prometheus”, Experiment, No. 4 (Nov. 1929), 4–5. [Poem]

“The Rape of the Sabines”, Experiment, No. 4 (Nov. 1929), 35–6. [Poem]

“Music in an Empty House”, transition, 18 (Nov. 1929), 121–2. [Poem]

“Note to Ganymède”, Venture, No. 4 (Nov. 1929), 194–5. [Note to Louis Le Breton’s “Ganymede”, 167–71. NB HSD title lacks accent]

“The Festival Theatre: ‘The Mask and the Face’”, Cambridge Review, 51/1246 (1 Nov. 1929), 83. [Review]

“Jacob and Odysseus”, Cambridge Review, 51/1250 (29 Nov. 1929), 156–7. [Essay]

“Music in an Empty House”, in Christopher Saltmarshe, John Davenport, and Basil Wright, eds, Cambridge Poetry 1929 (Hogarth Press: London, 1929), 57–8. [Poem]

“The League of Nations”, Experiment, No. 5 (Feb. 1930), 6–10. [Essay]

“Myth”, Experiment, No. 5 (Feb. 1930), 20–21. [Poem]

“Localism”, transition. No. 19/20 (June 1930), 114–17. [Includes “Comment”, 1928 above.]

“Cosmogony”, Venture, No. 6 (June 1930), 280–1. [Poem]

“A Sad Story”, The Eagle, 46/205 (June 1930), 8–11. Unsigned. Attributed to HSD on the grounds of his being editor at this time (June 1930–June 1931, info. from Eagle, 50/219, July 1937).

“Eclogue: from ‘Narcissus’, Experiment, No. 6 (Oct 1930), 3–6. [Poem]

“The Ornate Style”, Experiment, No. 7 (Spring 1931), 17–24. [Essay]

“Eclogue II”, Experiment, No. 7 (Spring 1931), 57–9. [Poem]

“Books of the Quarter”, Criterion, 10/40 (Apr. 1931), 514–16. [Rev. Jeans, Mysterious Universe].

“Restoration Verse”, Cambridge Review, 52/1283 (24 Apr. 1931), 351. [Rev. William Kerr, ed. Restoration Verse: 1660–1715.]

“To Cassandra”, The Eagle, 46/207 (June 1931), 162. Unsigned. Attributed to HSD on the ground that he was editor at this time. Very dubious.

“The Man who Died”, The Eagle, 46/207 (June 1931), 166–8. Unsigned. Attributed to HSD on the grounds that he was editor at this time. Very dubious.

“The Leslie Stephen Lecture”, Cambridge Review, 52/1289 (5 June 1931), 474. [Rev. John Masefield, Chaucer.]

“Intellectual Buffoonery”, Cambridge Review, 52/1290 (10 June 1931), 489–90. [Essay]

“Sententiae”, Cambridge Review, 52/1290 (10 June 1931), 493. [Poem]

“Notes on Lucretius”, Criterion, 11/42 (Oct 1931), 25–42. [Essay]

“The Greek View of Poetry”, Cambridge Review, 53/1294 (30 Oct 1931), 73. [Essay]

“Homage to Samuel Butler”, The Eagle, 47/208 (Jan. 1932), 1–6.

“Books of the Quarter”, Criterion, 11/43 (Jan. 1932), 344–7. [Rev. J. Middleton Murry, Countries of the Mind.]

“Some Cures and Recipes of the Tenth Century”, The Eagle, 47/209 (June 1932), 72. Unsigned. Attributed on the grounds of subject and manner.

“Books of the Quarter”, Criterion, 11/45 (July 1932), 712–14. [Rev. Gerald Heard, This Surprising World.]

“The Festival Theatre”, Cambridge Review, 54/1316 (21 Oct 1932), 33. [Review]

“The Festival Theatre: The Eater of Dreams”, Cambridge Review, 54/1321 (25 Nov. 1932), 140. [Review]

“English Cookery Books”, Cambridge Review 54/1338 (8 June 1933), 471–4. [Essay. Illus. with steel engravings of joints of meat]

“The Enjoyment of Modern Poetry: I — Some Difficulties”, Listener, 10/238 (2 Aug. 1933), 178–9. [Essay]

“The Enjoyment of Modern Poetry — II: The Problem of Beauty and Sincerity”, Listener, 10/239 (9 Aug. 1933), 217–18. [Essay]

“The Enjoyment of Modern Poetry — III: Magic and Meaning”, Listener, 10/240 (16 Aug. 1933), 254–5. [Essay]

“The Enjoyment of Modern Poetry — IV: New Words for Old”, Listener, 10/241 (23 Aug. 1933), 290–1. [Essay]

“The Enjoyment of Modern Poetry — V: The Beginnings of Modern Poetry”, Listener, 10/243 (6 Sep. 1933), 364–5. [Essay]

“The Enjoyment of Modern Poetry — VI: Reading the Modern Poets”, Listener, 10/245 (20 Sep. 1933), 435–6. [Essay]

“Modern Poetry”, Listener, 10/250 (25 Oct 1933), 639. [Letter]

“Criticism and Controversy” Listener, 10/255 (29 Nov. 1933), Late Autumn Book Supplement, vii. [Rev. of TSE, Use of Poetry]

Realism in the Drama: The Le Bas Prize Essay, 1933 (Cambridge U.P.: Cambridge, 1934).

“Homer and Vice”, New Verse, OS No. 8 (Apr. 1934), 12–18. [Essay]

“Banditti: from The Biography of Petron”, Criterion, 13/53 (July 1934), 577–80.

“Hiking and Politics”, Spectator, 153/5538 (17 Aug. 1934), 218–19.

“Books of the Quarter”, Criterion, 14/54 (Oct 1934), 163–4. [Rev. John Livingstone Lowes, Geoffrey Chaucer.]

“Two Recent Studies of Poe”, Cambridge Review, 56/1370 (30 Nov. 1934), 146–7. [Essay]

Petron (Dent, 1935).

“T. E. Hulme”, The Eagle, 49/216 (Dec. 1935), 82–7. Unsigned. Attributed to HSD on grounds of object (see Listener, 6/9/33 for evidence of HSD’s admiration for Hulme). Manner not yet considered.

“Surrealism at this Time and Place”, in Herbert Read, ed.. Surrealism (Faber: London, 1936), 117–68. [UL S400.05.d.9.3]

“Sympathies with Surrealism”, New Verse, OS No. 20 (Apr.–May 1936), 15–21. [Essay]

“Books of the Quarter”, Criterion, 15/61 (July 1936), 752–5. [Rev. of Stein, Narration.]

“Three Poets”, Listener, 16/392 (15 July 1936), 135. [Rev. of Paul Engle,Break the Heart’s Anger, Michael Roberts, Poems, and W. J. Turner, Songs and Incantations.]

“Extracts from the Lecture: Biology and Surrealism”, International Surrealist Bulletin, 4 (Sep. 1936), 13–15. With parallel French translation.

“Poem” [“In the stump of the old tree”]. Contemporary Poetry and Prose, 7 (Nov. 1936), 129.

“Macaulay’s Marginalia to Lucretius”, in R. C. Trevelyan, trans., Lucretius, De Rerum Natura (Cambridge U.P.: Cambridge, 1937), 79–90.

“Surrealism — Reply to A. L. Lloyd”, Left Review, 3/1 (Feb. 1937), 47–8. [This piece is signed by both HSD and Herbert Read. However, Paul C. Ray reports, in his The Surrealist Movement in England (Comell U.P.: Ithaca, 1971), p. 195, that Read “thought that Davies probably wrote it and got him to add his signature”]

“Petron”, New Directions, 3 (1938), 210–9.

[Letter], Daily Telegraph, c. Sep. 1938. [Referred to in “An Epilaugh for Surrealism”, 1978]

“Poem” [It doesn’t look like a finger], London Bulletin, No. 2 (May 1938), 7. [T400.b.372]

“Obituary: Oliver Gatty”, The Eagle, 52/225–6 (Dec. 1941), 54.

The Poets and Their Critics: Chaucer to Collins (Penguin Books: London, 1943). This Pelican books ed. was rev. in 1960. A second volume, covering the period from Blake to Browning, was added in 1962.

“In Defence of Split Infinitives”, Listener, 38/968 (14 Aug. 1947), 258–9. [Essay]

“The Sort of Word to End a Sentence with”. Listener, 38 (2 Oct 1947), 578. [Essay]

No Man Pursues (Bodley Head: London, 1950), 276pp. [1950.7.7 UL, WR]

“Wordsworth and his Critics”, Listener, 43/1116 (15 June 1950), 1015–16. [Essay]

Grammar Without Tears (London, 1951). [UL 9760.d.300]

“Speech in Print”, English Language Teaching, 6 (1951–2), 3–10.

“Wordsworth and the Shape of English Poetry”, The Eagle, 132–44.

“Sir John Cheke and the Translation of the Bible”, Essays and Studies 1952, 1–12. Rev. and repr. in The Eagle, 55/242 (1953), 108–18. [Essay]

“‘Q’: Myth, Man, and Memory”, Listener, 49/1264 (21 May 1953), 847–8. [Essay: transcript of broadcast]

“Did You Hear That?: Father and Mother of Pantomime”, Listener, 50/ (31 Dec. 1953), 1115–6.

“Cambridge Poetry”, The Twentieth Century, 157/936 (Feb. 1955), 149–58.

Full Fathom Five (Bodley Head: London, 1956), 270pp. [Fiction. 1957.8.14. ULWR]

“The Memorial Match”, The Eagle, 57/250 (1957), 131–4. [Short story] Initialled A.M.

The Poets and Their Critics: Chaucer to Collins, ed Hugh Sykes Davies (Hutchinson Educational: London, 1960). [Rev. of volume of the same title, 1943 above. A second volume was added in 1962.]

The Papers of Andrew Melmoth (Methuen: London, 1960), 237pp. [Fiction. 1960.8.1163]

Trollope, British Book News Bibilographical Series of Supplements. Writers and their Work, No. 118. General editor Bonamy Dobrée (Longmans: 1960).

“Lazamon’s Similes”, Review of English Studies, NS 11/42 (May 1960), 129–42.

“State of English”, English, 13/74 (Summer 1960),44–8.

“Did You Hear That?: Censor-in-Chief”, Listener, 64/1632 (7 July 1960), 10.

“Trollope and His Style”, Review of English Literature, I /4 (Oct 1960), 73–85. [Essay]

Browning and the Modern Novel, St. John’s College Cambridge Lecture, 1961–2 (University of Hull: Hull, 1962). [9720.C.1135]

The Poets and their Critics: Blake to Browning (Hutchinson: London, 1962). [See 1943 and 1960 above for the first and second editions of Vol I of this set]

“Wordsworth and the Empirical Philosophers”, in Hugh Sykes Davies and George Watson, eds. The English Mind: Studies in the English Moralists Presented to Basil Willey (Cambridge U.P.: Cambridge, 1964), 153–74. [ULS180.c.96.54;194.c.96.79]

Thomas De Quincey (Longmans: London, 1964). British Book News Bibilographical Series of Supplements. Writers and their Work, no. 167.

“Trollope”, in J. W. Robinson, ed, British Writers and their Work No. 9 (Univ. of Nebraska Press: Lincoln, 1965). [Almost certainly a repr. of Trollope 1960 above.]

“Text or Context”, Review of English Literature, 6/1 (Jan. 1965), 93–107.

“Another New Poem by Wordsworth”, Essays in Criticism, 15/2 (Apr. 1965), 135–61.

“Mistah Kurtz: He Dead”, The Eagle, 60/264 (May 1965), 135–41. [Repr. in Sewanee Review, 1966]

“Mistah Kurtz: He Dead”, Sewanee Review, 74/1 (Winter 1966), 349–57. [Repr. from The Eagle, 60/264 (May 1965).]

“The ‘Fenwick Notes’: A Note on Miss Fenwick”, The Eagle 62/627 (1967), 7–18.

“Irony and the English Tongue”, in Brian Vickers, ed. The World of Jonathan Swift: Essays for the Tercentenary (Blackwell: Oxford, 1968), 129–53.

“A New Game”, Budgie, No. 2 (Date not known), fols. 6v and 7r.

“Milton and the Vocabulary of Verse and Prose”, in George Watson, ed, Literary English Since Shakespeare (Oxford U.P.: Oxford, 1970).

“The Cave that Jack Built”, Listener 87/2241 (9 Mar. 1972), 303–4.

“Electing the Muse of Oxford”, Sunday Times (6 May 1973). By Anthony Ho...? Prints a quatrain by HSD

“Division on the Brain”, Listener, 94/2427 (9 Oct 1973), 468–9.

“Charles Lamb and the Romantic Style”, The Charles Lamb Bulletin: The Journal of the Charles Lamb Society, NS No. 5 (Jan. 1974), 89–104. The second annual Ernest Crowsley Memorial Lecture, given to the Society by Hugh Sykes Davies on 6 Oct 1973.

“Use of English”, Times (6 June 1975). [Letter]

“More literacy in schools”. Times (15 Oct 1975). [Letter]

“In the Plural”, Times (Not dated). [Letter] [Xerox not dated. Check original in SJCs clipping file.]

“An Epilaugh for Surrealism”, Times Literary Supplement, 77/3955 (13 Jan. 1978), 34. [Includes first publication of “Farewell to War Poetry”. Also rpts “Poem” 1938.]

“The Villagers of Cambridge”, Times Literary Supplement, 77/ (26 May 1978), 587. [Rev. T. E. B. Howarth, Cambridge Between Two Wars.]

“Travelling with Gulliver”, Times Literary Supplement, 77/3985 (18 Aug.1978), 926.

“Blunt and the secret Apostles of the Left: [...] God help Russians says city don”, Cambridge News (16 Nov. 1979). Interview with Simon Shaps.

“More spies? I won’t rat on fallen angels, says Apostle”, Daily Telegraph (7 Dec. 1981). Interview with Brian Silk.

“The Scales of Disaster: Elegy for an Endangered Species”, Heckler, 14 (19 Feb. 1982), 10–11.

“Apostolic Letter: Part I”, Cambridge Review, 103 (7 May 1982), 199–204.

“Apostolic Letter: Part II”, Cambridge Review, 103 (4 June 1982), 232–4.

“He Was Different from the Rest of Us”, and “A Guardian in Hampstead”, in Gordon Bowker, ed, Malcom Lowry Remembered (BBC, 1985), 40–5,67–9.

Edited extracts from the 1976 National Film Board of Canada documentary feature. Volcano.

Wordsworth and the Worth of Words, John Kerrigan and Jonathan Wordsworth, eds, (Cambridge U.P.: Cambridge, 1986).


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