Ian Hamilton was a poet, editor and biographer. His books include A Gift Imprisoned: The Poetic Life of Matthew Arnold and Keepers of the Flame: Literary Estates and the Rise of Biography. He edited the Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Essays.
The copyright to all contents of this site is held either by Granta or by the individual authors, and none of the material may be used elsewhere without written permission. For reprint enquiries,