Charles Hubert Sisson

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Birthday
22, 1914
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 5, 2003 (89)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1914
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 5, 2003 (89)

About

A 20th-century British author, poet and translator, he is remembered for An Asiatic Romance (1953), The London Zoo (1961), and other poetry collections. As a translator, he focused on the work of Catullus, Horace, Dante, and Racine.

Before Fame

He studied philosophy and English at the University of Bristol and was stationed during World War II at the British Army's post in India.

Trivia

He began working as a civil servant in 1936. His poetry collection, The London Zoo, offers a pointed social critique of the British Civil Service.

Family Life

He married Nora Gilbertson in 1937. The couple later became parents to two daughters.

Associated With

His poetry was first published in X, a London journal founded by artist Patrick Swift.

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