Woodcock, George

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Woodcock, George Gender: M
born on 8 May 1912 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Winnipeg, Manitoba (CAN), 49n53, 97w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Accuracy in question
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 17°26' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 06°31 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 19°13'


Canadian writer of political biography and history, an anarchist thinker, an essayist and literary critic. He was also a poet and published several volumes of travel writing. In 1959, he was the founding editor of the journal "Canadian Literature" which was the first academic journal specifically dedicated to Canadian writing. He is most commonly known outside of Canada for his book "Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements" (1962).

George Woodcock died at his home in Vancouver, Canada, on 28 January 1995.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in "The Family Bush: A Pre-Autobiographical Exercise" by George Woodcock, Queen's Quarterly, 89.2 (Summer 1982). p. 376: "I was born in Winnipeg, where I struggled into life before dawn on 8 May 1912, in the old Grace Hospital."


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Politics : Other Politics (Anarchist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer (Political biography)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary critic)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Editor of "Canadian Literature" journal)
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Essayist)