Hudson, Stephen

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HUDSON, STEPHEN (pseudonym of Sydney Alfred Schiff ; 1868–1944), English novelist. Hudson's talents first emerged in War-Time Silhouettes (1916) and he gained recognition at the age of 50 with the psychological novel, Richard Kurt (1919). A friend of *Proust, he also translated that author's Le temps retrouvé‚ as Time Regained (1931). His other works include Richard, Myrtle and I (1926) and The Other Side (1937). Hudson's wife, Violet Zillah Beddington (1874–1962), was a sister of the writer Ada *Leverson. Hudson was also known for financially aiding the poet Isaac *Rosenberg during World War i, and for his friendship with T.S. Eliot, Katherine Mansfield, and other leading British writers.


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