Walter (John) de la Mare Biography

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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Walter (John) de la Mare

Walter de la Mare is remembered primarily for his stories and poems for children rather than for his writing for adults. In his own day he was compared to William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe, but time has not been especially kind to him. Even his stories for children have declined in popularity, and his reputation as a writer for adults has diminished as his work has gone out of print and disappeared from anthologies. In 1924 it was possible for R. L. Megroz, in his biographical and critical study of de la Mare, to assert that "he has produced a body of work which ranks him among the poets we are pleased to call immortal." Even so, in the past twenty years only a handful of articles and dissertations have been written on him, and the majority of those concern his writing for...

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