Arthur William Symons

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Birthday
28, 1865
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Jan 22, 1945 (79)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
28, 1865
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Jan 22, 1945 (79)

About

Poet, author, and editor known for his literary and editorial contributions to The Yellow Book and The Savoy. His twelve poetry collections include Images of Good and Evil, London Nights, and Amoris Victima.

Before Fame

He was born in Milford Haven, Wales, but lived in France and Italy for long periods of his life.

Trivia

He had a psychological breakdown in 1909 and, as he recounts in Confessions: A Study in Pathology, published hardly any work for over twenty years.

Family Life

He married Rhoda Bowser in 1901.

Associated With

His later poetry, marked by vivid description and eroticism, was greatly influenced by the work of Paul Verlaine.