KIRKUP, James (Falconer)
(1923-)
   UK poet and writer whose first book, The Cosmic Shape:An Interpretation of Myth and Legend with Three Poems and Lyrics (coll1946) with Ross Nichols, is at times foggy, but at times illuminating. The True Mistery of the Passion (1961) is a fantasy play;Tales of Hoffmann (colltrans 1966) is a goodselection; and Queens Have Died Young and Fair: A Fable of theImmediate Future(1993) is an sf SATIRE whoseimprecationsencompass sex, politics, and culture.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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