Fiercer Than Tigers: The Life and Works of Rex Warner
Considered to be a literary legend in the 1930s and 1940s, Rex Warners unique fictions remain powerful reflections on the turbulent politics of the period. In the 1940s, Warner grew increasingly disillusioned with the modern world and his writing interests turned to ancient times. Fiercer Than Tigers traces the personal and intellectual history of Rex Warner as it explores the composition, reception, and significance of his works, his friendships with contemporary Greek writers, his personal life, friendships with C. Day Lewis and W.H. Auden, intellectual journeys, and political ideologies.Some of Warners most noteworthy writings include Thucydides, which sold nearly one million copies, his historical novels including The Young Caesar, Imperial Caesar, Pericles the Athenian and The Converts, his unique fictions, and his collaborative work on the translation that contributed to poet George Seferiss winning of the Nobel Prize.Personal acquaintance with Rex Warner gave Tabachnick access to unpublished sources across the US, Greece, and England.
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