Woodcock, George, 1912-1995

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George Woodcock was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was raised and educated in England where, in the late 1930s, he met many members of London's literary circle including Dylan Thomas, Roy Campbell, Herbert Read and George Orwell. Woodcock returned to Canada in 1949 and joined UBC's Department of English seven years later. He became editor of the newly-formed journal Canadian Literature and served in this capacity until his retirement in 1977. In Canada Woodcock is best known as a poet, critic, dramatist and social commentator, while in England he is recognized as an author of travel books, political commentator and biographer. Throughout his career, Woodcock has received numerous awards and honourary degrees.

From the description of George Woodcock fonds. 1945-1949, 1954-1956. (University of British Columbia Library). WorldCat record id: 606455598

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referencedIn Julian Symons collection of papers, 1929]-1967 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Murray, Rona, 1924-2003. Rona Murray fonds. [1940-2003]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Twigg, Alan, 1952-. Alan Twigg fonds. University of British Columbia Library
referencedIn University of Victoria (B.C.). Library. Special Collections. University of Victoria Special Collections fonds. [1982]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
creatorOf Factory Theatre Lab Archives. Gabriel Dumont And The Northwest Rebellion / by George Woodcock, 1976 - unproduced reading script. University of Guelph
referencedIn Campbell, James D., 1956-. James D. Campbell fonds. University of British Columbia Library
creatorOf Porcupine's Quill, Inc. C.W.T.W. Fiction, V.1, 1983. University of Guelph
referencedIn Joseph Ishill papers, 1888-1966. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Trans-Himalayan Aid Society. Trans-Himalayan Aid Society fonds. University of British Columbia Library
referencedIn Read, Herbert Edward, Sir, 1893-1968. Sir Herbert Edward Read fonds. [1918-1965]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Purdy, Al, 1918-2000. Al Purdy fonds. [1972-1999]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Macdonald, Dwight. Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984 (inclusive), 1920-1978 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, ca. 1933-1997. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Porcupine's Quill, Inc. Correspondence With George Woodcock, 1974. University of Guelph
creatorOf Woodcock, George, 1912-1995. George Woodcock fonds. University of British Columbia Library
creatorOf Yelensky, Boris. Boris Yelensky papers, 1939-1975. University of Michigan
referencedIn Book Arts Club of Victoria. Book Arts Club of Victoria fonds. [1949-1992]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984, 1920-1978 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Hutchison, Alexander. Alexander Hutchison fonds. [1965-1985]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
creatorOf Symons, Julian, 1912-1994. Julian Symons collection of papers, 1933-1967. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Black Moss Press. Anima, Or, Swann Grown Old, a Cycle of Poems, 1977. University of Guelph
referencedIn A Catalogue of the Papers of George Woodcock, 1919-1978 Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick Library
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Birth 1912-05-08

Death 1995-01-28

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