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Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2042-8022
  • E-ISSN: 2042-8030

Abstract

The poet and literary scholar Nigel Wheale recalls with appreciation and affection the intellectual and artistic influence and friendship of his former teacher R. F. (Roger) Langley. Nigel outlines Langley’s background and education and recounts the friendship between Langley and his Cambridge University contemporary, the poet, teacher and critic, J. H. Prynne. Nigel then recalls his experience of Langley as the teacher who not only prepared him to successfully take Cambridge University Scholarship examinations but also became a close and much valued friend. Nigel was eventually able to extend his support to Langley by establishing the small press Infernal Methods, which published Langley’s first three books: (1978), (1981) and (1994), before co-publishing, with Carcanet, Langley’s (2000).

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