Woodcock, George

WOODCOCK, George, writer (b 18 May 1912, Winnipeg; d 28 Jan 1995, Vancouver). His parents took him to their native England when he was a youngster and he was raised there. During the 1930s he worked as a railway clerk and began writing poetry. He published his first book in 1940. As editor of the journal Now (1940–47), he came to know a wide circle of the British intelligentsia, many of whom later became literary celebrities, including George Orwell, Stephen Spender, V.S. Pritchett and...

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