Thursday, 22 January 2009

Ivor Gurney news

A round-up of Gurney-related news. The Ivor Gurney Society has announced details of its spring weekend on 16 May in Churchdown, just outside Gloucester. After the success of their Gurney conference in 2007, Kate Kennedy and Trudi Tate are organising a conference in Cambridge on 11-12 July titled The First World War: Literature, Music, Memory. (Yours truly will be speaking on Gurney; if you want to give a talk, you need to contact the organisers by the end of next week.) And Pamela Blevins's biography, Ivor Gurney and Marion Scott: Song of Pain and Beauty, is now published by Boydell. It is the first biography since Michael Hurd's in 1978.

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  1. Speaking of Michael Hurd's 1978 biography, The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney, it is worth noting that this is now available once more as part of the 'Faber Finds' series. Click here to go to the Faber page.