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Don W. King is professor of English at Montreat College in North Carolina. He is also editor of The Christian Scholar's Review. His recently published C. S. Lewis: Poet: The Legacy of His Poetic Impulse (The Kent State University Press, 2001).
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  • Hardcover: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Kent State Univ Pr (June 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873389476
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873389471
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,678,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mary Smaw on September 27, 2010
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What an incredible book! I was captivated by this in-depth view of an accomplished poet. How she alluded the many Lewis biographers, I'll never understand! Even Lewis failed to mention her! She was a loyal friend to Lewis for many years, yet she remained virtually unknown until Dr. King's extensive research gave her the recognition she should have enjoyed during her lifetime. This is a remarkable book, and I am glad that Dr. King took the time and effort required to produce this great work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Esther Cameron on May 30, 2012
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Ruth Pitter was one of the master poets of the twentieth century, and Don King has written a biography that is readable and informative, providing context for a poetry that is seldom autobiographical. Though Pitter did not have a university education, never married nor had any great love affairs, and had few opportunities for travel, hers was an interesting life thanks to her intense inner experience and shrewd, empathetic observation of what went on around her. The quotations from letters, unpublished poems, and her own statements about her poetry are a delight. Pitter was a highly conscious artist with a clear vision of what she believed poetry should strive for. One hopes that in the wake of the postmodern debacle her work will gain a greater hearing, not only for its formal perfections but for its wisdom.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Extollager on February 13, 2011
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Pitter was an award-winning poet, but she has yet to come into her own. Any university library should have her collected poems and this critical biography. It is to be hoped that Dr. King's selection of her letters will appear soon. Aside from her own considerable importance, she deserves attention as a letter writer due to her association with a number of better-known authors including George Orwell and C. S. Lewis.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steve V on May 8, 2012
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It is no easy trick to write one book for two sorts of readers --general and academic-- but King has pulled it off. He passes in review Ruth Pitter's life and her poems, quoting freely from her poetry and from correspondence, journals, essays, critical reviews, broadcast appearances, and what have you. Her life reads as story and portrait, with special attention to her surroundings, her friendships, and her spiritual development. Some of her poems --by no means all-- are better understood in the context of her life story, and that story makes quite rewarding reading.
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