Harold Standish

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Birthday
24, 1919
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Apr 15, 1972 (52)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
24, 1919
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Apr 15, 1972 (52)

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About

Canadian modernist poet and author known for his poem "The Lake of Souls" and for his novel The Golden Time. He also published an autobiographical essay collection entitled A View from the Edge.

Before Fame

He left school at fourteen and worked as a millwright's apprentice and later, a tobacco farmer.

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He was rejected for service in World War II because he suffered from a heart murmur.

Family Life

He and his three brothers were raised in Ontario by an abusive, alcoholic father. In his adulthood, he married Marilla Standish.

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He was influenced by the work of T.S. Eliot.

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