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Kirkup, James, 1918-2009



  • Existence: 1918 - 2009


James Kirkup, prolific author and translator, produced hundreds of works of poetry, autobiography, drama, travel memoir, translation and obituary. Kirkup occasionally used pen names, including James Falconer, Jun Honda, Andrew James, Taeko Kawai, Felix Liston, Edward Raeburn, and Ivy B. Summerforest.Kirkup was born April 23, 1918 in South Shields, England, lived much of his life in Japan, and died May 10, 2009 in Andorra.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

James Kirkup papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 773
Abstract: The James Kirkup Papers includes correspondence, writings, photographs, audiovisual material, personal documents and memorabilia that document the life and work of British author James Kirkup.The papers span his writing career, from early school papers to printouts of digital books published in the 2000s, and include documentation of the diverse genres of Kirkup's research and writing. The papers document not only Kirkup's life and work, but also pacifism as a theme in literature,...
Dates: 1890-2007, bulk 1940-2007

Letter : Kyoto, to Peter Owen, London, 1979 November 23

 Part of Collection — Box 80: [Barcode: 39002137225554], Folder: GROUP 3171, F-1
Call Number: GEN MSS MISC
Scope and Contents:

Typescript letter (signed), about publishing Kirkup's translations of writings by Umberto Saba, Yasunari Kawabata, and others. In English.

Dates: 1979 November 23