Allott, Kenneth

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(1912-1973) UK author best known for his distinguished and melancholy poetry, which was assembled in Collected Poems (1975). The Rhubarb Tree (1937), with Stephen Tait, is one of several 1930s novels predicting a Near Future fascist government in the UK (see Dystopia). Jules Verne (1940) is a fluent study, free of the literary condescension typical of early critical studies of Jules Verne. [JC]

Kenneth Cyril Bruce Allott

born Mountain Ash, Wales: 29 August 1912

died Liverpool, England: 23 May 1973

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