Who is Rupert Brooke?

  • (noun): English lyric poet (1887-1915).
    Synonyms: Brooke

Rupert Brooke

Rupert Chawner Brooke (middle name sometimes given as "Chaucer") (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England".

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Rupert Brooke - In Popular Culture
... Poole, mentions that he is going to visit Brooke's grave on the Greek island of Skyros ... — Rupert Brooke" The title of An Unofficial Rose by Iris Murdoch, is taken from Brooke's The Old Vicarage, Granchester. 1900–1939) gathered material, including an interview with Brooke's mother, for an eventual biography of Brooke, but completion of the task fell to Arthur Springer whose Red Wine of Youth—A ...
Oliver Guy-Watkins - Artist
... Guy-Watkins began work on a 'quest' in 2007 entitled 'Postcard To Brooke', a project based around the poem Doubts by English poet Rupert Brooke ... Postcard To Brooke was exhibited in 2008 at The Art Car Boot Fair, on Brick Lane, London Miss Micks in Berlin, The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton Common ... archives and Grantchester in order to research the life of Rupert Brooke ...
Eugene Raymond Hutchinson - Biography
... politics, his clients including Rupert Brooke, Carl Sandburg, Edgar Lee Masters, Anna Pavlova, Emma Goldman, and William Jennings Bryan ... portrait of the great British poet, Rupert Brooke, a subject who plainly fascinated him ... Reflecting on his session with Brooke, Hutchinson said, “I had found myself confronted by an unbelievably beautiful young man ...

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    Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
    Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)

    Then, the cool kindliness of sheets, that soon
    Smooth away trouble; and the rough male kiss
    Of blankets; grainy wood; live hair that is
    Shining and free; blue-massing clouds; the keen
    Unpassioned beauty of a great machine;
    —Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)