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Neil Langdon Inglis to discuss William Tyndale in forthcoming Interlitq Featured Interview

Neil Langdon Inglis

1994 witnessed the quincentennial of the birth of William Tyndale (d. 1536), the first published English translator of the Bible, as well as the founding of The Tyndale Society, an association dedicated to honoring this great man’s life, work, and memory. U.S. General Editor, Neil Langdon Inglis has been actively involved with the Society since 1996, becoming chief book reviewer, and later editor, of the Tyndale Society Journal (TSJ). In this capacity, Neil L. Inglis has gained valuable insights into posterity’s treatment of historical figures.

Tyndale, unjustly and unfairly, has been overlooked, even as his nemesis Thomas More was revered as a Christ-like individual on an international scale. Yet not even More would have wanted Tyndale–in More’s eyes the chiefest threat to Christendom–to be relegated to footnotes. At last the wheel of fortune is redressing the balance between these two adversaries, thanks in part to the efforts of Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel, regarding whom Neil L. Inglis admits to a degree of ambivalence. In an upcoming Interlitq Featured Interview, Neil L. Inglis will discuss these and related issues in greater detail.

Wikipedia’s entry on William Tyndale.

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“A little alarm now and then keeps life from stagnation”: Fanny Burney

Fanny Burney

“A little alarm now and then keeps life from stagnation.”

About Fanny Burney

Susan Hill “herself has been calloused by painful experiences in her life”

Susan Hill

Writing in The Guardian, Danuta Kean states:

Hill herself has been calloused by painful experiences in her life. As well as the death of Lepine, she had several miscarriages after the birth of her first daughter, the novelist Jess Rushton, and lost her second child, Imogen, five weeks after she was born. A hand-painted box given to her at the time by the writer Bel Mooney remains a treasured possession. “However you lose a child,” she says, “all sorts of people come out of the woodwork and, even if the circumstances are different, tell you that it happened to them. It is a real human bond.

The poems “To An Old Lady” and “Let it Go” by William Empson-Audio

William Empson

The poems”To An Old Lady” and “Let it Go” by William Empson-Audio.

George Szirtes, distinguished poet and translator, 68 today

George Szirtes

George Szirtes

George Szirtes, the England-based Hungarian-born poet who was a contributor to Issue 1 of Interlitq, and Interlitq‘s English Writers 1, and whose work will be published in Interlitq‘s forthcoming “English Writers 4” feature, is 68 today.

Read Interlitq‘s major interview with George Szirtes.