Roy Campbell (poet), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Roy Campbell (poet)

South African poet

Date of Birth: 02-Oct-1901

Place of Birth: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Date of Death: 22-Apr-1957

Profession: poet, hispanist, satirist

Nationality: South Africa

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Roy Campbell (poet)

  • Ignatius Royston Dunnachie Campbell – better known as Roy Campbell (2 October 1901 – 23 April 1957) – was a South African poet and satirist.
  • He was considered by T.
  • S.
  • Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Edith Sitwell to have been one of the best poets of the period between the First and Second World Wars.
  • Campbell's vocal attacks upon both Stalinism and Freudianism, and support for Francisco Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War, has caused him to be labeled a Fascist and left out of modern poetry anthologies. According to Roger Scruton, "Campbell wrote vigorous rhyming pentameters, into which he instilled the most prodigious array of images and the most intoxicating draft of life of any poet of the 20th century...
  • He was also a swashbuckling adventurer and a dreamer of dreams.
  • And his life and writings contain so many lessons about the British experience in the 20th century that it is worth revisiting them".

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