Richard Aldington

English writer and poet

Richard Aldington (8 July 1892 – 27 July 1962), born Edward Godfree Aldington, was an English writer and poet.

Aldington was known best for his World War I poetry and the 1929 novel, Death of a Hero. He was met with controversy from his 1955 Lawrence of Arabia: A Biographical Inquiry.[1] His 1946 biography, Wellington, was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.

He met the poet Hilda Doolittle in 1911 and they married two years later. They divorced in 1938.

Aldington joined the British Army in 1916. He served in the Royal Sussex Regiment. He was wounded on the Western Front.

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  1. "Richard Aldington 1892-1962". Poetry Foundation. Retrieved 29 September 2016.

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