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"Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected." -- William Plomer
William Charles Franklyn Plomer C.B.E. (he pronounced the surname as ploomer) (1903—1973) was a South African author, known as a novelist, poet and literary editor. He was educated mostly in the United Kingdom. Plomer edited several of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels in the 1950s and 60s.

He became famous in 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 a period in Japan in the late 1920s, where he was friendly with Sherard Vines. There, according to biographers, he was in a same-sex relationship with a Japanese man. He was never openly gay during his lifetime; at most he alluded to the subject.

He then moved to England, and through his friendship with his publisher Virginia Woolf, entered the London literary circles. He became an important literary editor, for Faber and Faber[1], and was a literary adviser to Jonathan Cape[2]. He was active as a librettist, with Gloriana, Curlew River, The Burning Fiery Furnace and The Prodigal Son for Benjamin Britten.

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Total Books: 32
William Plomer Selected Poems
2017 - William Plomer Selected Poems [Memento] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780993505638
ISBN-10: 0993505635
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast
2009 - The Butterfly Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780763644222
ISBN-10: 0763644226
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Kilvert's Dairy  Selections From The Diary Of The Rev Francis Kilvert
2008 - Kilvert's Dairy Selections From the Diary of the Rev Francis Kilvert (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781443724128
ISBN-10: 1443724122

Kilvert's Diary 18701879  Selections from the Diary of the Rev Francis Kilvert
Turbott Wolfe  A Novel
2003 - Turbott Wolfe a Novel [20th Century Rediscoveries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780812971200
ISBN-10: 0812971205
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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1991 - Sado (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780195852837
ISBN-10: 0195852834

Turbott Wolfe
1987 - Turbott Wolfe (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780156914901
ISBN-10: 0156914905
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Cecil Rhodes
1984 - Cecil Rhodes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780864860187
ISBN-10: 0864860188

The South African Autobiography
1984 - The South African Autobiography (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780864860194
ISBN-10: 0864860196
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Selected Stories William Plomer
1984 - Selected Stories William Plomer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780864860224
ISBN-10: 0864860226
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Autobiography
1975 - The Autobiography (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780224010368
ISBN-10: 0224010360
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Collected Poems
1973 - Collected Poems (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780224008099
ISBN-10: 0224008099

1973 - Celebrations [POETRY PBS.] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780224008242
ISBN-10: 0224008242

The Case is Altered
1970 - The Case Is Altered [Landmark Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701115609
ISBN-10: 0701115602

The Diamond of Jannina Ali Pasha 17411822
1970 - The Diamond of Jannina Ali Pasha 17411822 (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780224617215
ISBN-10: 0224617214

Kilvert's Diary 18701879
Kilvert's Diary 18701879 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140590081
ISBN-10: 0140590080
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles

Electric Delights
Electric Delights (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780224014892
ISBN-10: 0224014897
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Taste and Remember
Taste and Remember (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780224610865
ISBN-10: 0224610864

Plomer W Sado
Plomer W Sado (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701201814
ISBN-10: 0701201819

No Royalty A/C Selected Poems  Plomer
No Royalty a/c Selected Poems Plomer (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780701201821
ISBN-10: 0701201827

Double Lives an Autobiography An Autobiography
Double Lives an Autobiography an Autobiography [Biography Index Reprint Ser.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780836981056
ISBN-10: 0836981057

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