John Betjeman: A Bibliography
Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984), Poet Laureate, was probably the most widely-read English poet of the twentieth century. Because of his frequent appearances on radio and television and his fervent devotion to the preservation of England's architectural heritage, his face and voice became familiar to millions. Few other poets of any century have had such a powerful influence on their contemporaries. This bibliography lists and describes all of his known writings, including his own books, ephemera, contributions to periodicals and to books by others, lectures, and radio and television programs. Other categories such as editorships, music settings, and dramatic adaptations of his poems, recordings, and interviews are also included, as well as a section devoted to writings about him. Manuscripts and drafts of all his works are described in detail. This enormous body of material is thoroughly indexed, cross-referenced, and in most cases annotated. Now at last the activities of this remarkable man--both a poet and a cultural phenomenon--can be seen in their full breadth and complexity.
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B Contributions to Books
Contributions to Periodicals
F Lectures 311
H Musical Settings and Dramatic Adaptations 319
31 December A. L. Rowse annotated April Architecture August Bats in Old Betje BL Add Books Chrysanthemums Church Poems City and Suburban COPIES EXAMINED Copy inscribed Daily Express Daily Herald Daily Tele Daily Telegraph drafts DRAFTS/PROOFS Driberg edition English excerpt f Review Faber February Fiction GP/M High and Low Hillier Illus illustrations January JB'S JGM to JB John Murray John Piper July June letter lines LISHED London after Dark March NOTES November October Old Belfries Osbert Lancaster Oxford PC for Poems Philip Larkin photographs Poet Poetry PP/M preliminary printed programme PROOFS PUBLISHED RELATED MATERIALS REPRINTED Revd Sebastian Forbes Selected Poems September signed by JB Sir John Betjeman Spectator Summoned by Bells Sunday talks scripts film tion title verso title-page TS/C TS/R Uncollected Poems untitled uv two copies UV/BBC uv/Murray verse Victorian WAC talks scripts West