After reading English at university, David was a university teacher for a long time, but the atmosphere of the contemporary university has made it impossible for him to continue. He now spends his time discussing literature and philosophy with friends and writing: books of the more usual academic kind (for instance, the New Cambridge Shakespeare edition of "The Merry Wives of Windsor"); and of an exploratory kind (to do with philosophical and other questions about reality, most recently "A Book Against Fear"); and poems (most recently three collections with Julie Crane: "Between Messages", "The Ship called Tyra" & (in 2003) "Sarpedon's Party").

E-mails can be sent to davidlislecrane@yahoo.com

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