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James Elroy Flecker


James Elroy Flecker Birth:

James Elroy Flecker was born in London, England, UK, on November 5, 1884. His father was Rev. William Hermann Flecker and his mother was Sarah.

He attended Dean Close School, then Uppingham School from 1901 to 1902. He attended Trinity College, at Oxford from 1902 to 1906, and he attended Caius College, Cambridge form 1908 to 1910.

James Elroy Flecker Death:

James Elroy Flecker died at the age of 30 on January 3, 1915 from tuberculosis (diagnosed in 1910). He was living in Davos, Switzerland at the time of his death. His body was buried in Cheltenham, England. Macdonald said that Flecker's death was "unquestionably the greatest premature loss that English literature has suffered since the death of Keats"... Flecker's gravestone is engraved with his own words: "O Lord, restore his realm to the dreamer."

James Elroy Flecker Marriage:

James Elroy Flecker married Helle Skiadaressi, a Greek, in May 1911.

James Elroy Flecker Achievements:

James Elroy Flecker published five books of poetry: "The Bridge of Fire" (1908), "Thirty-six Poems" (1910), "Forty-two Poems" (1911), "The Golden Journey to Samarkand" (1913), and "The Old Ships" (1915). "The King of Alsander" (1914) was his novel. He produced two plays: "Hassan" (1922) and "Don Juan" (1925). He was part of the French Parnassian school, and part of the Georgian literary period.

James Elroy Flecker Occupations:

James Elroy Flecker was a teacher and a vice-counsel, in addition to being a poet and a playwright.

James Elroy Flecker Quotes:

"O friend unseen, unborn, unknown,
Student of our sweet
]English tongue,
Read out my words at night, alone:
I was a poet, I was young."

"For lust of knowing what should not be known,
We take the Golden Road to Samarkand."

"What is life without jam?"

"The poet's business is not to save the soul of man but to make it worth saving."

James Flecker Brief Biography:

James Elroy Flecker was a British poet and playwright. His works include: "The Golden Journey to Samarkand" (1913), "Hassan" (1922), and "Don Juan" (1925).

With Flecker's life cut tragically short at the age of 30, he has been compared to John Keats. Early on he studied oriental languages, and this knowledge affected his works, which included poetry, short stories, nonfiction, plays, and fiction.

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