PETTI, Anthony (Gaetano Raphael). b. Islington, London, 12 February 1932; d. Calgary, Canada, 13 January 1985. He was educated at St Michael’s College, Hitchin, Hertfordshire (1941-45) and St Ignatius’ College, London (1945-50). After National Service he read English at University College, London (BA 1955, MA 1957), teaching at the College from 1960 to 1969. He was Professor of English, University of Calgary, Canada, from 1969 until his early and sudden death.
Petti was a specialist in medieval and renaissance literature and in bibliography. He was involved in research into early English drama, and compiler of English Literary Hands from Chaucer to Dryden (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977)...
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