Carcanet Press
Quote of the Day
It is impossible to imagine literary life in Britain without Carcanet.
William Boyd

Richard Crashaw (1613 - 1649)

Books by this author: Selected Poems
  • About
  • Reviews
  • Richard Crashaw was born in London in 1613, the son of a Puritan priest. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and then began to publish religious poetry and to teach at Cambridge. However, his conversion from to Roman Catholicism led to his removal from Cambridge and forced him into exile. In 1649 he died, supposedly poisoned, in Italy.
    Praise for Richard Crashaw (1613 - 1649) 'A fine selection of Crashaw’s lyrics with an engagingly personal introduction. Holloway’s friendly and witty approach may find Crashaw a new audience as much by acknowledging his weaknesses for the modern reader as by championing his strengths.'
    Times Literary Supplement
    '[Crashaw exhibits] a deliberate conscious perversity of language… like that of the amazing, impressive interior of St. Peter’s.'
    T.S. Eliot
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog New Poetries VII: Introducing Sumita Chakraborty read more New Poetries VII: Introducing Theophilus Kwek read more New Poetries VII: Introducing Andrew Latimer read more New Poetries VII: Introducing Lisa Kelly read more New Poetries VII: Introducing Laura Scott read more 50 years after the death of Vernon Watkins read more
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2017 Carcanet Press Ltd