Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(1909-1984) UK critical theorist, surrealist, Communist (until 1956), poet (in the Apocalyptic movement founded by Henry Treece), and author whose surrealist book-length Petron: A Prose Poem (1935) is, at least retroactively, of some value to sf writers and readers as an early model for contemporary attempts at the rendering of Inner Space. The Papers of Andrew Melmoth (1960) is an interesting story about the Evolution of Intelligence in rats, quite different, in its quiet literary tone, from the Gothic treatment such subjects normally evoke. [JC/PN]
Hugh Sykes Davies
born Prescott, Lancashire: 17 August 1909
died June 1984
- Petron: A Prose Poem (London: J M Dent and Sons, 1935) [hb/]
- The Papers of Andrew Melmoth (London: Methuen and Co, 1960) [hb/]
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