Henderson, Walter Brooks Drayton

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(1887-1939) Jamaican-born critic, teacher and poet, who lived mostly in the UK and North America. His book-length epic poem, The New Argonautica: An Heroic Poem in Eight Cantos of the Voyage Among the Stars of the Immortal Spirits of Sir Walter Ralegh, Sir Francis Drake, Ponce de Leon & Nunez da Vaga (1928), traces the interstellar Fantastic Voyage of its reincarnated crew after Ralegh's spirit-visit to World War One has distressed him. The crews' mode of Transportation seems to combine the afflatus of the gods as fuel and a Spaceship which resembles the Argo that bore Jason to his fate. Various planets are encountered, each of them causing the crew to meditate heavily. [JC]

Walter Brooks Drayton Henderson

born Jamaica: 1887

died Montreal, Quebec: July 1939

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