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Grant, Douglas, 1921-1969 (academic)



  • Existence: 1921 - 1969


Douglas Grant (1921-1969) was an authority on nineteenth-century American and eighteenth century English literature. He met Edmund Blunden at Oxford University prior to the Second World War which he spent as an officer in the commandos. He published his war experiences in The Fuel of the Fire in 1950. Grant was a member of English department of University College, Toronto, from 1949 until 1960 when he went to Leeds University to be Professor of American Literature, the first such post in the UK. During the 1950s and 60s he published edited editions of a number of poets' works, wrote biographies and literature studies. He also wrote extensively for the Times Literary Supplement. He died in Singapore in 1969.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Papers of Douglas Grant, chiefly consisting of letters to him from Edmund Blunden

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9856
Scope and Contents

Letters from Edmund Blunden to Douglas Grant, with related printed and manuscript material

Dates: 1939-1977
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