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Thomas Blackburn (1916 - 1977)
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Thomas Blackburn
born Feb. 10, 1916, Hensingham, Cumberland, Eng.
died Aug. 13, 1977, Wales

English poet, novelist, and critic whose verse is notable for haunted self-examination and spiritual imagery.

The son of a clergyman, Blackburn was educated at the University of Durham. In his autobiographical novel, A Clip of Steel (1969), he depicts a childhood tormented by a tense and repressive father, his own breakdown in his early twenties, and his successful psychoanalysis. Blackburn's f..
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