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Maurice Bowra: A Life

Leslie Mitchell


Maurice Bowra was regarded either as the most distinguished or the most notorious Oxford don of the early 20th century. Classicist, poet, wit, raconteur extraordinary, and Warden of Wadham College for over thirty years, he met nearly everyone of consequence in the worlds of literature and politics and had stories to tell about them all, from Jean Cocteau to Virginia Woolf, from Adolf Hitler to the Kennedys, from Isaiah Berlin to Charlie Chaplin. By force of personality and intellectual range, he influenced the thinking of almost everyone with whom he came into contact. Above all, brought up in ... More

Keywords: Maurice Bowra, Oxford, Wadham College, Edwardian England, education, classicist, poet manque

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199295845
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295845.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leslie Mitchell, author
University College, Oxford