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Ralph Chubb (February 8, 1892 - January 14, 1960)

Ralph Nicholas Chubb was an English poet, printer, and artist. Heavily influenced by Whitman, Blake, and the Romantics, his work was the creation of a highly intricate personal mythology, one that was anti-materialist and sexually revolutionary.
Born: February 8, 1892, Harpenden, United Kingdom
Died: January 14, 1960, Stratfield Saye
Resting place: St Mary (Swan Street, Kingsclere, Berkshire, RG20 5PJ)
Books: An Eye for Ganymede: Forty Epigrams of Marcus Valerius Martialis
Education: Slade School of Fine Art
Selwyn College, Cambridge

Ralph Chubb (1892–1960) was an English poet, printer, and artist. Heavily influenced by Whitman, Blake, and the Romantics, his work was the creation of a highly intricate personal mythology, one that was anti-materialist and sexually revolutionary. Failing in health and facing continuing legal and financial difficulties, Ralph Chubb abandoned his controversial works in the mid-fifties, and began to collect and reprint his early poems and childhood memories. “Treasure Trove” and “The Golden City” (published posthumously) are devoid of the usual profusion of naked, lissome youths, but instead offer a glimpse into his youthful imagination, and some of his most charming poetry. In the final years of his life he donated his remaining volumes to the national libraries of Britain. He died peacefully at Fair Oak Cottage (Fair Oak Lane, Stratfield Saye, Hampshire RG7 2DL, English Heritage Building ID: 139103, 1984) and was buried next to his parents at St Mary (Swan Street, Kingsclere, Berkshire, RG20 5PJ). Chubb's own assessment of his work conforms to the general critical reaction: “I do not necessarily claim to be a great artist or writer; but I claim to be a true spirit – this is a subtler test. Seek me out; but you may not find me.”



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