1912-66, English poet and novelist. He served as an intelligence officer in the Royal Air Force during World War II, after which he taught school for many years. He is noted chiefly for his poetry, which is characterized by precise observation and intense, vivid imagery. Among his works are Towards a Personal Armageddon
(1940) and The Exiles
(1952), volumes of poetry, and the novels The Dark Island
(1952) and The Green Man
See biography by M. Fisher et al. (1969).
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