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Norman Levine (1923-       )

Norman Levine was born in Ottawa, where he remained until attending McGill University after serving in the RCAF during WWII. After his schooling he emigrated to England, settling in St. Ives, Cornwall until his return to Canada in 1980. His first book of poetry, The tight-rope walker (1950) led to a life of writing that included a number of distinguished works of fiction, The angled road (1952) and From a sea-side town (1970). The autobiographical Canada made me, first published in the U.K. in 1958, did not find a Canadian publisher until 1979. His second collection of poetry, also mostly written in St. Ives in the late 1940s, was I walk by the harbour (1976).