Poole, Roger 1939-2003

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POOLE, Roger 1939-2003


OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born February 22, 1939, in Cambridge, England; died of lymphatic cancer, November 21, 2003, in Nottingham, England. Educator and author. Poole was a highly respected literary scholar and former professor at the University of Nottingham. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, he completed his Ph.D. there in 1965 and then taught at the Sorbonne for two years. He joined the faculty at the University of Nottingham in 1968 as a lecturer, became a reader in literary theory in 1989, and took early retirement in 1998. Poole was respected for his incisive analyses of the writings of luminaries ranging from Virginia Woolf to Soren Kierkegaard; his best-known work, in fact, is The Unknown Virginia Woolf (1978; 4th edition, 1995), while his most recent to be published is Kierkegaard: The Indirect Communication (1993). After retirement, Poole remained active as a visiting professor at various institutions, including at the Soren Kierkegaard Research Center at Copenhagen University in 2000, and as a visiting fellow at the department of divinity at Cambridge University in 2001.

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Independent (London, England), November 28, 2003.

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