Rupert Chawner Brooke (middle name sometimes given as "Chaucer") (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier". He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as "the handsomest young man in England".
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... Fred Astaire, acting as Biddeford 'Pogo' Poole, mentions that he is going to visit Brooke's grave on the Greek island of Skyros ... — Rupert Brooke" The title of An Unofficial Rose by Iris Murdoch, is taken from Brooke's The Old Vicarage, Granchester ... of youth emerging after World War I, from poet Rupert Brooke ...
... work on a 'quest' in 2007 entitled 'Postcard To Brooke', a project based around the poem Doubts by English poet Rupert Brooke ... Postcard To Brooke was exhibited in 2008 at The Art Car Boot Fair, on Brick Lane, London Miss Micks in Berlin, The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton Common, Gloucestershire and The Flat Lake Festival, Clones, Co ... Grantchester in order to research the life of Rupert Brooke ...
... in the world of literature, the arts and progressive politics, his clients including Rupert Brooke, Carl Sandburg, Edgar Lee Masters, Anna Pavlova, Emma Goldman, and William Jennings Bryan ... his 1914 portrait of the great British poet, Rupert Brooke, a subject who plainly fascinated him ... Reflecting on his session with Brooke, Hutchinson said, “I had found myself confronted by an unbelievably beautiful young man ...
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O dear my loves, O faithless, once again
This one last gift I give: that after men
Shall know, and later lovers, far-removed
Praise you, All these were lovely; say, He loved.”
—Rupert Brooke (18871915)
“... the only way in which Mr. Brooke could be coerced into thinking of the right arguments at the right time was to be well plied with them till they took up all the room in his brain. But here there was the difficulty of finding room, so many things having been taken in beforehand. Mr. Brooke himself observed that his ideas stood rather in his way when he was speaking.”
—George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)