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Ian Robert James Jack

* IAN ROBERT JAMES JACK, D.Phil. (Oxon) (1950), Litt.D. (Cantab) (1973), F.B.A. (1986), born 5th December 1923 at 5 Cambridge Street, Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland. Brought up by his aunt Helen Margaret Edith Jack (Edith) ( and when his mother died young (1932). Professor of English Literature at University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England (1976-1989), now Emeritus Professor, previously tutor and Librarian (1965-75) at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Visiting professorships have included Chicago (1968-69), California at Berkeley (1968-69), British Columbia (1975), Virginia (1980-81), Tsuda College, Tokyo (1981), New York University (1989). Publications include: Augustan Satire (1952), English Literature 1815-1832 (Vol. X Oxford History of English Literature) (1963), Keats and the Mirror of Art (1967), Browning's Major Poetry (1973), The Poet and His Audience (1984), and he has edited Browning - Poetical Works 1833-1864 (1970), Emily Bronte : Wuthering Heights (1976), Bronte novels (Clarendon edition), The Poetical Works of Browning, Vols. 1-4 (1983-1991). Now (1994) retired and involved in literary criticism and editing (including an edition of Browning's poems). Fellow of the British Academy (1986). Living (1994) at Fen Ditton, near Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Married 1st (1948) Jane Henderson MacDonald (born c. 1925) of Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland, graduate with 1st Class Honours of Edinburgh University, English don at Oxford University (1989), and was divorced, she now (1992) living at La Garde-Freinet, Var, France, having three children:-

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