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Bramwell, James

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1911-1995) UK playwright, teacher and author, who also wrote as by James Byrom; his Utopia, Going West (1935), is set on a Mediterranean Island newly created by a deity disgruntled with humanity's record and prospects; the story, uneasily Equipoised between genres, ends in disaster, and the Brave New World – William Shakespeare's The Tempest (performed circa 1611; 1623) is a clear model for the experiment – sinks back into the sea. The nonfiction Lost Atlantis (1937) unfanatically argues for the possible existence of Atlantis. [JC]

James Guy Bramwell

born United Kingdom: 25 July 1911

died 1995


  • Going West (London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1935) [hb/I Fenwick]


  • Lost Atlantis (London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1937) [nonfiction: hb/]


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