Entry updated 31 July 2023. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) UK author of a book-length Near Future sf poem, Saturnalia in the Suburbs: A Comic Poem (1940 chap), set in 1988 after a mysterious impulse – ordained by the gods, impatient with the tediousness of British life – causes everyone to wander about the countryside naked, abandoning London to a vast conflagration. The mildness of the Satire, and the ease with which the author burns London to the ground, may be explained by the tale's completion in November 1939, a year before the Blitz (see World War Two). [JC]
- Saturnalia in the Suburbs: A Comic Poem (no place given: for the author, 1940) [poem: chap: the text of the trade edition (London: Heath Cranton, 1941) may be identical: hb/]
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