William Albert Chapman was born on December 13, 1850 (age 66) in Beauceville, Canada. He is a celebrity poet.
renowned poet and writer from Canada. In the latter years of the 19th century, during the time of the gold rush, he worked in the public sector as a gold miner. He was successful and able to use the money from his day work to write and publish his poetry books. He received many honors and medals for his poems, but he also battled alcoholism and mental illness. Later in life, he experienced severe suffering and spent time in and out of sanitariums in between drinking sessions. He claimed that the fact that controversy characterized most of his career and was associated with him as aggressive prevented him from realizing his final desire to win the Nobel Prize.
His parents were of good standing in Canada: his father a merchant and his wife the daughter of a prominent lawyer. He would later marry and widow Louis Coursolles. They never had children.
He pursued his legal education at Quebec's Levis College. However, his older brother Robert passed away unexpectedly midway through his education. After that, his father made him choose a college major that was more focused on business and industry. He was constantly chastised for daydreaming, though. Prior to joining the Canadian soldiers during the conflict in his nation, he originally worked as a clerk. During this time, he also released his debut poem, Reste toujours petit, which translates to Always Stay Small in English.
After his first few years out of college, he returned to university to study law at the Université Laval, but he did not complete his studies there. Instead, he entered the poem L'Algonquine (name for a group of Indigenous Canadians) in a contest and would soon after publish that in his first collection of poems: Les Québecquoises in 1876.
Hi editorial trademark amongst most of his poems is that he was would dedicate the pieces to writers who were already part of the literary establishment: such as James MacPherson, Octave Cremazie, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alfred Demusset, Victor Hugo, Thomas Moore, Theophile Gautier. All a part of his both romantic and conservative style.
● William Albert Chapman was born on December 13, 1850 (age 66) in Beauceville, Canada ● He is a celebrity poet
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