William Plomer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


William Plomer

South African-British writer

Date of Birth: 10-Dec-1903

Place of Birth: Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa

Date of Death: 21-Sep-1973

Profession: writer, composer, poet, librettist

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About William Plomer

  • William Charles Franklyn Plomer (10 December 1903 – 20 or 21 or 26 September 1973) was a South African and British author, known as a novelist, poet and literary editor.
  • He also wrote a series of librettos for Benjamin Britten.
  • He wrote some of his poetry under the pseudonym Robert Pagan. Born of British parents in South Africa, he moved to England in 1929 after spending a few years in Japan.
  • Although not as well known as many of his peers, he is recognised as a modernist and his work was highly esteemed by other writers, including Virginia Woolf and Nadine Gordimer.
  • He was a homosexual, and at least one of his novels portrays a gay relationship, but whether he lived as openly gay himself is unclear.

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