CONRAD AIKEN, born August 5, 1889,
in Savannah, Georgia, has recently returned
with his wife to live in his native city after
having for many years lived variously
in the village of Brewster on Cape Cod,
an apartment in New York, and several
houses in Rye, on the Sussex coast of England. He went to Harvard as a member
of the famous class of 1911, which included T. S. Eliot, Heywood Broun, Robert Benchley,
and Walter Lippmann, and has subsequently
published scores of works including novels,
short stories, plays, criticism, and the autobiography Ushant, in which he recounts the
story of his equal but divided loyalty to his
own culture and that of England. He was
Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress for two years but has otherwise declined public positions and avoided public
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Book title: The Modern Poets:An American-British Anthology.
Contributors: John Malcolm Brinnin - Editor, Bill Read - Editor.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1963.
Page number: 5.
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