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Paul Delany

b. 1937

Paul Delany was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1990.

Paul Delany is a biographer and literary critic. Born in England, he taught at Columbia University and then at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. He wrote two biographies about a central figure in the context of his friends: D. H. Lawrence’s Nightmare (about the writer during the First World War) and The Neo-Pagans (about Rupert Brooke and his circle). His other subjects are the photographer Bill Brandt, George Gissing and, again, Rupert Brooke. He has also written on the economics of literature: Literature, Money and the Market from Trollope to Amis.