Edmund Blunden

British poet, author and critic (1896–1974) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Edmund Charles Blunden CBE MC (1 November 1896 – 20 January 1974) was an English poet, author, and critic. Like his friend Siegfried Sassoon, he wrote of his experiences in World War I in both verse and prose. For most of his career, Blunden was also a reviewer for English publications and an academic in Tokyo and later Hong Kong. He ended his career as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature six times.[1]

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Edmund Blunden

Blunden, c. 1914
Blunden, c. 1914
BornEdmund Charles Blunden
(1896-11-01)1 November 1896
London, England
Died20 January 1974(1974-01-20) (aged 77)
Long Melford, England
Resting placeHoly Trinity Church, Long Melford
OccupationPoet, author
EducationChrist's Hospital; Queen's College, Oxford
Notable worksPoems 1913 and 1914; An Elegy and Other Poems; Cricket Country; Poems on Japan
Notable awardsMilitary Cross; C.B.E.; the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry
SpouseMary Daines
Sylva Norman
Claire Margaret Poynting
PartnerAki Hayashi