William Plomer


Born
in South Africa
December 10, 1903

Died
September 21, 1973


William Charles Franklyn Plomer CBE (he pronounced the surname as ploomer) was a South African and British author, known as a novelist, poet and literary editor. He was educated mostly in the United Kingdom, but described himself as an "Anglo-African-Asian".

He became famous in the Union of South Africa with his first novel, Turbott Wolfe, which had inter-racial love and marriage as a theme. He was co-founder of the short-lived literary magazine Voorslag ("Whiplash") with two other South African rebels, Roy Campbell and Laurens van der Post; it promoted a racially equal South Africa.

He spent the period from October 1926 to March 1929 in Japan, where he was friendly with Sherard Vines. There, according to biographers, he was in a same-sex rel
...more

Average rating: 4.06 · 315 ratings · 56 reviews · 33 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Butterfly Ball And The ...

by
4.43 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1973
Rate this book
Clear rating
Turbott Wolfe

3.46 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1925 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Diamond of Jannina: Ali...

3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1936 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sado

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1931 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Collected Poems

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cecil Rhodes

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1954
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Dorking Thigh

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Electric Delights

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1978 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Case Is Altered

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1932
Rate this book
Clear rating
Curlew River -- A Parable f...

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1964 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by William Plomer…
“It is the function of creative people to perceive relations between thoughts, or things, or forms of expressions that seem utterly different, and to be able to Connect the seemingly Unconnected".”
William Plomer

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Reading For P...: This topic has been closed to new comments. * A Bookish 'n Booktastic Diary for 2016 1433 281 Jan 16, 2017 01:20PM  
The Reading Chall...: Alphabet Soup Challenge 2019 69 150 Dec 31, 2019 04:22AM  
Around the World ...: Rosemarie Circumnavigator 2016 to 2020 1159 821 Jan 01, 2021 08:13PM  
Catching up on Cl...: Rosemarie's "Too Many Books- Too Little Time" Personal Challenge 134 307 May 05, 2021 06:48PM