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James Elroy Flecker, The Poetry Of (Audiobook)

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Read by Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe & Jake Urry (Unabridged: 1hr 4mins)

James Elroy Flecker was born on 5th November 1884, in Lewisham, London.

Flecker does not seem to have enjoyed academic study and achieved only a Third-Class Honours in Greats in 1906.  This did not set him up for a job in either government service or the academic world. 

After some frustrating forays at school teaching he attempted to join the Levant Consular Service and entered Cambridge to study for two years. After a poor first year he pushed forward in the second and achieved First-Class honours. His reward was a posting to Constantinople at the British consulate.

However, Flecker’s poetry career was making better progress and he was beginning to garner praise for his poems including The Bridge of Fire.  Unfortunately, he was also showing the first symptoms of contracting tuberculosis. Bouts of ill health were to now alternate with periods of physical well-being woven with mental euphoria and creativity.

Before his early death he managed to complete several volumes of poetry, which he continually revised, together with some prose works and plays. It was a small canon of work but on his death on 3rd January 1915, of tuberculosis, in Davos, Switzerland he was described as "unquestionably the greatest premature loss that English literature has suffered since the death of Keats".

 

In this compilation - 

01 - The Poetry of James Elroy Flecker - An Introduction
02 - The Golden Journey to Samarkand by James Elroy Flecker
03 - Epilogue by James Elroy Flecker (Part of the Golden Journey to Smarkand)
04 - Gates of Damascus by James Elroy Flecker
05 - Yasmin, A Ghazal by James Elroy Flecker
06 - The Story of Hassan of Baghdad by James Elroy Flecker
07 - The War Songs of the Saracens by James Elroy Flecker
08 - Pillage by James Elroy Flecker
09 - Destroyer of Ships, Men, Cities by James Elroy Flecker
10 - The Bridge of Fire by James Elroy Fletcher
11 - The Old Ships by James Elroy Flecker
12 - Ideal by James Elroy Flecker
13 - The Ballad of Hampstead Heath by James Elroy Flecker
14 - The Ballad of the Student in the South by James Elroy Flecker
15 - The Ballad of Camden Town by James Elroy Flecker
16 - Ballad of the Londoner by James Elroy Flecker 
17 - Oxford Canal by James Elroy Flecker
18 - Stillness by James Elroy Flecker
19 - Prayer by James Elroy Flecker
20 - The Dying Patriot by James Elroy Flecker
21 - No Coward's Song by James Elroy Flecker
22 - Litany to Satan. From Baudelaire by James Elroy Flecker
23 - Don Juan in Hell by James Elroy Flecker 
24 - Felo De Se by James Elroy Flecker
25 - The Town Without A Market by James Elroy Flecker
26 - The Sentimentalist by James Elroy Flecker
27 - Epithalamion by James Elroy Flecker
28 - My Friend by James Elroy Flecker
29 - The Young Poet by James Elroy Flecker
30 - Invitation by James Elroy Flecker
31 - I Rose From Dreamless Hours by James Elroy Flecker
32 - The Old Poet by James Elroy Flecker
33 - To A Poet A Thousand Years Hence by James Elroy Flecker

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