My father the poet Peter Russell

12 December 2018

Lecture in English by Sara Russell 


Irwin Peter Russell (1921-2003) was a prodigiously learned poet, translator and polymath. He was a disciple of Ezra Pound and a cousin of Bertrand Russell. Although his voluminous writings never achieved mainstream recognition, he was very highly regarded as a poet in certain circles. (He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature.) After periods in England, Berlin and Iran he settled permanently in Pian di Scò in Tuscany in 1983. He gave readings of his poetry at the British Institute. In this lecture his life and work are surveyed by his daughter Sara.


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