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Birthday
22, 1898
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 15, 1982 (83)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
22, 1898
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 15, 1982 (83)

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British war poet, journalist, editor, and literary critic known for his Communist Party affiliation. His poetry collections include Behind the Eyes and Invocation to Angels.

Before Fame

He served in the British Army during World War I. Later, he studied briefly at the University of Oxford.

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He developed a severe infection in 1919 that necessitated the removal of his left eye.

Family Life

He grew up in Essex, England. Later, he gave up his university study of French literature to get married.

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He wrote a famous review of T.S. Eliot's celebrated work The Waste Land.

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