Yvor Winters

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Birthday
17, 1900
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jan 26, 1968 (67)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
17, 1900
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jan 26, 1968 (67)

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Twentieth-century poet and literary critic best known for The Anatomy of Nonsense and In Defense of Reason. He received the 1961 Bollingen Prize for his Collected Poems.

Before Fame

He studied at both the University of Chicago and the University of Colorado. He published two early poetic works -- Diadems and Fagots and The Immobile Wind -- in 1921.

Trivia

He and his wife co-edited the Gyroscope literary magazine.

Family Life

He married fellow author Janet Lewis in 1926. He and Lewis both suffered from tuberculosis.

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He was influenced by the work of James Joyce.

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