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John Torrance (1933-1921) was a poet, political historian and former Vice-Principal of Hertford College, Oxford.

His books include a poetry collection, Waterwheel (Oversteps Books, 2013) and the critical study Karl Marx’s Theory of Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Rowland Molony:
Just as Thomas Hardy could make a poem out of ordinary events, John punctuated his day, his life, with poems that are like diary entries, but which always seek the seam of gold. John had a fine ear for rhythm and rhyme … he could use them to write of heartfelt pain and also the surprise of joy.


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