James McAuley

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Birthday
12, 1917
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Oct 15, 1976 (59)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
12, 1917
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Oct 15, 1976 (59)

About

An Australian author, journalist, poet, academic, and literary critic, he is best known for his 1975 work, A Map of Australian Verse. His other poetry volumes include Captain Quiros, Surprises of the Sun, and Music Late at Night.

Before Fame

He studied Latin, philosophy, and English at Sydney University and edited his college's literary publication.

Trivia

He collaborated with another poet on the writing of modernist nonsense poems, which the two published as an elaborate literary hoax.

Family Life

He was raised in a suburb of Sydney, Australia, and he attended Fort Street High School.

Associated With

He was a literary contemporary of New Zealand poet Allen Curnow.

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