Allen Curnow

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Birthday
17, 1911
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Sep 23, 2001 (90)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1911
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
Sep 23, 2001 (90)

About

Twentieth-century poet, journalist, and satirist who is best remembered for his Book of New Zealand Verse. His other works include Whim-Wham, A Small Room With Large Windows, and The Loop in Lone Kauri Road.

Before Fame

The son of an Anglican clergyman, he followed in his father's footsteps by studying at St. John's Theological College; however, he soon gave up the idea of a career in the ministry.

Trivia

His first collection of poetry, Valley of Decision, explored his religious and vocational crises.

Family Life

He married and started his family during the World War II years.

Associated With

He was a literary contemporary of Patrick White. White was an Australian recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.