Blunden, Edmund Charles, 1896–1974, English author. Beginning his career as a poet of nature, Blunden became a cosmopolitan teacher and writer. His prose works include Undertones of War (1928), an account of his experiences in World War I, and a study of World War I poets (1962); also biographical and critical studies of Leigh Hunt (1930), Charles Lamb (1933), and Shelley (1946). From 1966 to 1968 he served as professor of poetry at Oxford.
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