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John Desmond Peter (1921—1983) was an English literature scholar, essayist, and novelist, was born in South Africa. He studied law at the University of South Africa, and English literature at Cambridge University, later obtaining his Ph.D. from Rhodes University.

Peter came to Canada in 1950 and taught English at the University of Manitoba for eleven years. He joined the Victoria College Department of English in 1961. He was co-founder, with Robin Skelton, of the literary magazine Malahat Review.

He is remembered mostly widely for his 1952 essay "A New Interpretation of The Waste Land", in which he interpreted T.S. Eliot's poem as an elegy for a dead (male) friend, Jean Verdenal. At the instance of Eliot's solicitors, it was suppressed and only republished in 1969, four years after Eliot's death.

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Total Books: 7
Oral History of Modern Architecture  Interviews with the Greatest Architects of the Twentieth Century
The Oral History of Modern Architecture Interviews With the Greatest Architects of the Twentieth Century/Book and Cd
Introduction of the Community Charge in Scotland The
1989 - Introduction of the Community Charge in Scotland The [Local & central government relations research programme] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780853744771
ISBN-10: 0853744777
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Vladimir's Carrot  Modern Drama and the Modern Imagination
My Clock Book
My Clock Book (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780448042268
ISBN-10: 0448042266
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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