Peter Levi

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Poet, priest, inspirational teacher and indefatigable traveller, Peter Levi (1932–2000) was one of the most romantic and complicated of 20th-century Oxford characters. Relating his poetic development to his intense emotional life, this absorbing biography charts his Catholic upbringing, his friendships with Cyril Connolly, Iris Murdoch, Patrick Leigh Fermor and Bruce Chatwin, his often contentious membership of the the Jesuit order (which he left to marry Connolly’s widow), and his tenure as Professor of Poetry at Oxford.

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Peter Levi

Peter Levi

Oxford Romantic

Signal2014

Hardback462pp Illustrated223x145mm

9781908493989     Product Code: 505546

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Poet, priest, inspirational teacher and indefatigable traveller, Peter Levi (1932–2000) was one of the most romantic and complicated of 20th-century Oxford characters. Relating his poetic development to his intense emotional life, this absorbing biography charts his Catholic upbringing, his friendships with Cyril Connolly, Iris Murdoch, Patrick Leigh Fermor and Bruce Chatwin, his often contentious membership of the the Jesuit order (which he left to marry Connolly’s widow), and his tenure as Professor of Poetry at Oxford.

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