Fiercer Than Tigers: The Life and Work of Rex Warner

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Fiercer than Tigers: The Life and Works of Rex Warner details the personal and intellectual history of a literary legend of the 1930s and 1940s. His unique fictions The Wild Goose Chase (1937), The Professor (1938), and The Aerodrome (1941), remain powerful reflections on the turbulent politics of the period. As he grew increasingly disillusioned with the modern world, Warner turned to ancient myth via retellings and translations, the most famous of which, his Penguin Thucydides (1954), has sold nearly one million copies. Fiercer than Tigers explores the significance of Warner's work and details his friendships with contemporary Greek writers, including his work on the translation that contributed to poet George Seferis's Nobel Prize.

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Considered to be a literary legend in the 1930s and 1940s, Rex Warner’s unique fictions remain powerful reflections on the turbulent politics of the period. In the 1940s, Warner grew increasingly disillusioned with the modern world and his writing interests turned to ancient times. Fiercer Than Tigers traces the personal and intellectual history of Rex Warner as it explores the composition, reception, and significance of his works, his friendships with contemporary Greek writers, his personal life, friendships with C. Day Lewis and W.H. Auden, intellectual journeys, and political ideologies. Some of Warner’s most noteworthy writings include Thucydides, which sold nearly one million copies, his historical novels including The Young Caesar, Imperial Caesar, Pericles the Athenian and The Converts, his unique fictions, and his collaborative work on the translation that contributed to poet George Seferis’s winning of the Nobel Prize. Personal acquaintance with Rex Warner gave Tabachnick access to unpublished sources across the US, Greece, and England.

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Stephen E. Tabachnick was a student of Rex Warner at the University of Connecticut. He is currently the English Department Chair at the University of Memphis.

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