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Guide to the Kathleen Raine Papers
MS-L004  
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Description
The papers of Kathleen Raine, English poet and Blake and Yeats scholar, include journals, correspondence, photographs, draft versions of poems, essays, reviews, critical work, and her published autobiographical trilogy. The majority of Raine's writings in the collection focus on her careers as a poet and a literary critic. Other items reflect personal life, including family photographs, personal photographs and journals describing her dreams and her interest in seances.
Background
Kathleen Raine, a poet and literary scholar, was born on June 14, 1908 in London. She was educated at County High School in Ilford and Girton College in Cambridge and received a master's degree in natural sciences from Girton in 1929. Raine began her literary career as a poet, publishing her first volume of poetry, Stone and Flower: Poems 1935-43,in 1943. She later wrote extensively on both Yeats and Blake in works such as Yeats, The Tarot, and The Golden Dawn (1973) and From Blake to a Vision (1979), and she frequently reviewed books by other literary scholars. She also wrote several autobiographical works, including Farewell Happy Fields(1973), The Land Unknown (1975) and The Lion's Mouth(1977).
Extent
15.6 linear feet (35 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Forty-eight hours advance notice is required for access because materials are stored offsite.