Basil Cheesman Bunting

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Birthday
1, 1900
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 17, 1985 (85)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
1, 1900
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 17, 1985 (85)

About

British modernist poet and journalist who is remembered for "Briggflatts," a long, autobiographical poem. His other literary works include What the Chairman Told Tom, The Spoils, and First Book of Odes.

Before Fame

He came from a Northumberland Quaker family and studied at Ackworth School, Leighton Park School, and the London School of Economics.

Trivia

He was a pacifist, and his public objection to World War I landed him in Wormwood Scrubs prison in 1918.

Family Life

Following his death in 1985, his family members -- including Maria Elliott, John Halliday, and Sima and Tom Bunting -- took charge of his estate and legacy.

Associated With

He was introduced to Ezra Pound while in Paris in 1923. Pound later dedicated his Guide to Kulchur to Bunting.

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