Basil De Selincourt

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Basil de Sélincourt


Basil de Sélincourt (1877–1966) was a British essayist and journalist.

In 1902 he married the orientalist Beryl de Zoete, but the marriage failed, and in 1908 he married the writer Anne Douglas Sedgwick (1873–1935).


  • Giotto (1905)
  • William Blake (1909)
  • Walt Whitman A Critical Study (1914)
  • The English Secret and Other Essays (1923)
  • The Religion of the Spirit (1927)
  • Selected Poems of William Blake (1927) editor
  • Pomona or the Future of English (1928)
  • Towards Peace and Other Essays Critical or Constructive (1932)
  • Enjoyment of Music (Hogarth Press
  • Anne Douglas Sedgwick: A Portrait in Letters (1936

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