Campbell, Roy, 1901-1957

Alternative names
Birth 1901-10-02
Death 1957-04-22
South Africans

Biographical notes:

English poet.

From the description of A Modern "Art of Poetry," [19--]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936969

Campbell was an English poet and translator. Monro was an English poet, editor and bookseller.

From the description of Compositions and correspondence, 1929-1951? and undated. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 79617715

From the guide to the Roy Campbell compositions and correspondence, 1929-1951? and undated., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Roy Campbell was an acclaimed and productive poet and author. Born in South Africa to parents of Scottish descent, he lived most of his adult life in Europe. His life, not unlike his poetry, was vivid, controversial, often exaggerated, and designed to provoke a reaction. His wife, Mary Garman, was an art student who travelled in the same literary circles. Their long, sometimes tempestuous relationship fueled Campbell's career, and he is regarded as South Africa's most accomplished poet.

From the description of Roy Campbell and Mary Campbell letters, ca. 1927-1965. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53943034

South African poet.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Sintra, Portugal, to Graham Greene, [ca. 1953]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270133680

South African writer.

From the description of Letter, 1954 April 5, Galamares, Cintra, Portugal, to Tambimuttu [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833314


From the description of Papers 1931-1936. (Indiana University). WorldCat record id: 703895370


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  • Boomslang, 1926 [periodical]
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  • Bull-fighting. France
  • Provence. Social life and customs. 20th century
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  • Mental illness. Cases, clinical reports, statistics
  • The Calendar; a quarterly review
  • British in France. 20th Century
  • Voorslag, 1926 [periodical]
  • English poetry--20th century


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