T. E. Hulme (993 words)


T. E. Hulme, aesthetic theorist, soldier, and imagist poet, was born at Gratton Hall in North-East Staffordshire on 16 September 1883, the eldest son of a wealthy family of landowners. He was educated at the High School in Newcastle-under-Lyme, where he developed his characteristically pugnacious attitude to intellectual debate. In February 1902, he was admitted to St. John's College, Cambridge, to read mathematics; he quickly established himself as a dominant and serious personality in the university. However he was sent down in disgrace in March 1904 for a disciplinary offence: like many episodes in his early life, its exact nature remains unclear, but it led to a breach with his family. He enrolled at University College London in …

Citation: Whitworth, Michael. "T. E. Hulme". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 March 2001 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2252, accessed 25 October 2020.]

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