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Ridler, Anne, 1912-2001.


Biographical Statement

Anne Barbara Ridler (July 30, 1912-October 15, 2001) was a poetess, playwright, and editor. She worked at Faber and Faber under T.S. Eliot from 1935 to 1940. In 1938 she married Vivian Ridler, manager of Bunhill Press, London, and later Printer to Oxford University (1958–78). They had 2 daughters and 2 sons.

She corresponded with C.S. Lewis and was on the edge of the Inklings group in Oxford. Charles Williams was very important to her and she contributed to the following Williams-related works (all of which are at the Wade Center):

Williams, Charles, The Image Of The City: And Other Essays. Selected by Anne Ridler. London: Oxford University Press, 1958.

Williams, Charles. Charles Williams: Selected Writings. Selected by Anne Ridler. London: Oxford University Press, 1961. PR6045.I5 A6 S45 1961

Williams, Charles. Seed Of Adam: And Other Plays. Introduction by Anne Ridler. London: Oxford University Press, 1948.

Ridler, A. L., eds. Notes On The Taliessin Poems Of Charles Williams. Oxford: Charles Williams Society, 1991. PR6045.I5 Z81 1991

Williams, Charles. Charles Williams, 1886-1945: A Selection Of His Poems Made By Anne Ridler To Mark The Centenary Of His Birth. [Oxford]: Charles Williams Society, 1986. PR6045.I5 A6 C43 1986

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Anne Ridler Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Wade-B-1

The Anne Ridler Collection contains correspondence and other documents relating to the life and work of Anne Ridler, poetess, playwright, and editor. Materials in the collection are primarily focused on Charles Williams.

Dates: Created: 1920-2011