Holloway, John

(1920-1999)
   Brought up in south London, he won an open scholarship in history to New College, Oxford, where he graduated with a First in Modern Greats. After the war, in which he saw service in the Artillery and Intelligence Corps, he had several lecturing appointments in philosophy and English. He was a fellow at Queens' College, Cambridge, from 1955, and professor of modern English from 1959 until his death. He taught English in Greece, India, Ceylon, Pakistan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Tunisia, and Japan. Some of his publications: The Victorian Sage: Studies in Argument, 1953 (reissued 1965). The Charted Mirror: Literary and critical essays, 1960. The Story of the Night: Studies in Shakespeare's Major Tragedies, 1961. Blake's Lyric Poetry (Study in English Literature), 1968. Proud Knowledge: Poetry, Insight and the Self, 1620-1920, 1977. Planet of Winds, 1977. Later English Broadside Ballads, 1979 (with Joan Black, his wife). Some of his poems: "Elegy for an Estrangement," "Family Poem," "Journey through the Night," "London, Greater London (After Satire III)," "The Brothers," "The Light," "Ulysses," "Warning to a Guest."
   Sources: New Poets of England and America. Donald Hall, and Robert Pack, ed. World, 1962. Obituary of Professor John Holloway, Fellow 1955-1999. Queens' College Cambridge Record, 2000 (http://www.quns.cam.ac.uk/ Queens/Record/2000/Society/Holloway.html). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Oxford Book of Local Verses. John Holloway, ed. Oxford University Press, 1987.

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