Herman James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915) was a poet and dramatist. His principal works are: The best man (Oxford, 1906); The bridge of fire (London, 1907); The last generation (London, 1908); Thirty-six poems (London, 1910); The Grecians (London, 1910); Forty-two poems (London, 1911); The scholar's Italian book (London, 1911); The golden journey to Samarkand (London, 1913) and The King of Alsander (London, 1914). The old ships (London, 1915), Hassan (London, 1922, 1923, 1951) and Don Juan (London, 1925) were published posthumously. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Flecker's literary papers, including unpublished verse and prose, and drafts of Hassan.
The papers were given to the Library in 1984 by the poet's nephew, John Sherwood.Access Conditions
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A full description is available in the Library.Publication Note
John Sherwood used the papers extensively in his biography of Flecker, No golden journey (London, 1973).
Authors | 20th century
Drama | 20th century
Poetry | 20th century
Flecker | Herman James Elroy | 1884-1915 | Poet and Dramatist