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July 13, 2008 12:00 AM

Overshadowed poet gets overdue attention

C.S. Lewis, author of "The Chronicles of Narnia" and much else enjoyed the friendship of many accomplished writers, including J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of "The Lord of the Rings." But one contemporary whose friendship he shared, whose literary judgments he trusted and whose achievement he greatly admired is little known today: the much-honored English poet Ruth Pitter (1897-1992).

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