Richard Aldington

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Birthday
8, 1892
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 27, 1962 (70)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1892
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 27, 1962 (70)

About

A British author and Imagist poet, he is best known for his novel Death of a Hero and for his World War I-era poems. He also wrote the controversial 1955 work, Laurence of Arabia: A Biographical Inquiry, and received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his 1946 biography, Wellington.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of London, but, as a result of his family's poverty, could not finish his education.

Trivia

He was wounded during World War I, and he never recovered psychologically from the traumas of combat.

Family Life

He was married to fellow poet Hilda Doolittle from 1913 until 1938. Later, he wed Netta McCullough.

Associated With

He had a complicated relationship with his literary contemporary and sometimes friend, T.S. Eliot, whose career he helped and alternately tried to sabotage.

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