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Ronald Bottrall

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Name  Ronald Bottrall
Role  Poet

Died  June 25, 1989
Children  Anthony Bottrall
Education  Pembroke College, Cambridge
Books  Against a setting sun, Poems, 1955-1973, Day and Night, Reflections on the Nile: Poems : Cairo, London, Rome

Ronald Bottrall


(Francis James) Ronald Bottrall (2 September 1906, Camborne, Cornwall-25 June 1989) was a Cornish poet. He was praised highly by F.R. Leavis and Martin Seymour-Smith.

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Education: Redruth Grammar School; Pembroke College, Cambridge.

Career

  • Lector in English, University of Helsingfors, Finland, 1929–31
  • Commonwealth fund fellowship, Princeton University, USA, 1931-33 [1]
  • Johore Professor of English Language and Literature, Raffles College, Singapore, 1933–37
  • Assistant Director, British Institute, Florence, Italy, 1937–38
  • Secretary, SOAS, 1939–45
  • Air Ministry: Temporary Administrative Officer, 1940; Priority Officer, 1941
  • British Council Representative: in Sweden, 1941; in Italy, 1945; in Brazil, 1954; in Greece, 1957; in Japan (and Cultural Counsellor, HM Embassy, Tokyo), 1959
  • Controller of Education, British Council, 1950–54
  • Chief, Fellowships and Training Branch, Food and Agriculture Organisation, 1963-65.
  • Honours and awards

  • OBE, 1949.
  • Coronation Medal, 1953
  • Syracuse International Poetry Prize, 1954
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, 1955
  • Knight of St. John, 1972
  • Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, 1973
  • Knight Commander, Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Malta, 1977
  • Personal life

    He was the father of Anthony Bottrall, the diplomat, expert in developmental agriculture and politician.

    Poetry

  • The Loosening and other Poems, 1931
  • Festivals of Fire, 1934
  • The Turning Path, 1939
  • Farewell and Welcome, 1945
  • Selected Poems, 1946
  • The Palisades of Fear, 1949
  • Adam Unparadised, 1954
  • Collected Poems, 1961
  • Day and Night, 1974
  • Poems 1955-73, 1974
  • Reflections on the Nile, 1980
  • Against a Setting Sun, 1983
  • Other

  • (with Gunnar Ekelöf) T.S. Eliot: Dikter i Urval, 1942
  • (with Margaret Bottrall) The Zephyr Book of English Verse, 1945
  • (with Margaret Bottrall) Collected English Verse, 1946
  • Rome (Art Centres of the World), 1968.
  • References

    Ronald Bottrall Wikipedia


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