George Barker

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Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 27, 1991 (78)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
26, 1913
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 27, 1991 (78)

About

British poet and novelist known for Thirty Preliminary Poems and The Dead Seagull, among other works. He also published a 1965 autobiography entitled The True Confession of George Barker.

Before Fame

He was raised by a British father and an Irish mother. His younger brother Kit became a painter.

Trivia

He taught literature at Japan's Tohoku University for several years.

Family Life

He had fifteen children, some of whom were the offspring of his first and second wives, Jessica and Elspeth Barker, or of his long-time mistress Elizabeth Smart.

Associated With

Some of his early work was published by T.S. Eliot.

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