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David Wright

(1920—1994)


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(1920–94),

poet, born in Johannesburg, who lost his hearing at the age of 7. He was educated at Oxford, and subsequently lived in London, Cornwall, and the Lake District. His volumes of poetry include Poems (1949) which appeared in Tambimuttu's Poetry London imprint: he himself was a founder‐editor of the quarterly review X (1959–62). He also published translations of Beowulf (1957) and The Canterbury Tales (1964). Deafness: A Personal Account was published in 1969.

Subjects: Literature.


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