Charles Orwell Brasch

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Birthday
27, 1909
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
May 20, 1973 (63)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
27, 1909
Birthplace
New Zealand
Death Date
May 20, 1973 (63)

About

New Zealand-born poet and editor who founded a literary journal entitled Landfall. His published poetic works include The Land and the People and Charles Brasch in Egypt.

Before Fame

He attended Waitaki Boys' High School and began writing poetry during his school years. Later, he studied at St. John's College, Oxford.

Trivia

He served as an intelligence officer in England during World War II.

Family Life

His father was Hyam Brasch, a lawyer, and his mother was Helene Fels, a member of a prominent merchant family. Like his grandfather Willi Fels, Brasch became a philanthropist and a patron of the Otago Museum.

Associated With

He was a literary contemporary and Oxford schoolmate of Cecil Day-Lewis.