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Edward Richard Buxton Shanks (1892 – 1953) was an English writer, known as a war poet of World War I, then as an academic and journalist, and literary critic and biographer. He also wrote some science fiction.
He was born in London, and educated at Merchant Taylor's School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He served in World War I with the British Army in France, but was invalided out in 1915, and did administrative work.
He was later a literary reviewer, working for the London Mercury and for a short while a lecturer at the University of Liverpool. He then wrote for the Evening Standard, to 1935.
- Songs (1915) poems
- Hilaire Belloc, the man and his work (1916) with C. Creighton Mandell
- The Queen of China (1919) poems
- The People of the Ruins (1920) novel
- The Island of Youth (1921) poems
- Poems 1912-1932 (1933)
- Old King Cole (1936) novel
- Edgar Allan Poe (1937)
- Queer Street (1938)
- Rudyard Kipling - A Study in Literature and Political Ideas (1940)
- Poems 1939-1952 (1953)
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