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Alan Clodd

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Harold Alexander Clodd (22 May 1918 – 24 December 2002), generally known as Alan Clodd, was an Irish publisher, book collector, and dealer. Edward Clodd was his grandfather. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Clodd went to Bishop's Stortford College and later worked with the insurance firm Scottish Widows. During World War II he was a conscientious objector and worked with the Friends Ambulance Unit in Egypt and with UNRRA in Italy. He returned to London and first worked for an Oxford Street bookshop, then for five years at the London Library. This was followed by a series of clerical jobs and finally, a career in book publishing. Alan Clodd retired from publishing in 1987, and died in 2002 in London. In the 1950s and early 1960s Clodd published poetry pamphlets by Christopher Logue, Ronald Firbank, and Kathleen Raine. In 1967 he founded the Enitharmon Press. The name came from a character (Enitharmon) by William Blake. The pressmark came from a William Blake woodcut. The Enitharmon Press reviv
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