Cecily Mackworth

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The Independent Online

Although Gordon Bowker's obituary of Cecily Mackworth [1 August] refers to her as an authority on French poetry, he does not mention English Interludes (1947), writes Geoffrey Godbert.

Her splendidly elegant study of Mallarmé, Verlaine, Valéry and Larbaud and their experiences in England from 1860 to 1912 marks a high point in the neglected art of belles-lettres - one for which Cecily Mackworth will be fondly remembered and valued.