传记罗伯特·威廉服务

罗伯特·威廉服务

罗伯特·威廉服务的照片
  • 时间段1874年至1958年
  • 地方普雷斯顿
  • 国家英国

诗人传记

罗伯特·威廉(Robert William Service)(1874年1月16日至1958年9月11日)是一位诗人,当时他们居住在英格兰普雷斯顿(Preston)时出生于苏格兰家庭。他在21岁时就移居加拿大,当时他放弃了在格拉斯哥银行工作的工作,并带着布法罗比尔(Buffalo Bill)的服装和成为牛仔的梦想前往温哥华岛。他被加拿大商业银行雇用,被派往育空地区怀特霍斯银行的分行。受育空荒野的广阔美感的启发,服务开始写自己关于他所看到的东西的诗歌。服务以他对西方和育空金矿工的工作而闻名。诸如“丹·麦格鲁(Dan McGrew)的射击”和“山姆·麦吉(Sam McGee)的火化”之类的作品使他在世界各地闻名。在收集了足够的诗歌来书本后,服务向出版商提供了自己100美元自己的钱来发布作品,但出版商非常确定作品会很受欢迎(他已经在厨房证明中卖出了1700份报价),他退还了服务的钱,并给了他一份合同。在1907年发行酸面团的歌曲后不久,服务变得富有。他被称为“加拿大吉普林”。 Within two years he was able to quit his job at the bank, and to travel -- to Paris, the French Riviera, to Hollywood, and beyond. From 1912 to 1913 he was a correspondent for the Toronto Star during the Balkan Wars. During World War I he was a driver for the American Field Service and a war correspondent for the Canadian government. Robert W. Service married a woman from Paris and they purchased a summer home in the Brittany Region of France. At the outbreak of World War II he was in Poland and fled the country, going back to North America and on to Hollywood, California where he remained until the war's end, at which time he returned to his home in Brittany, France. Service wrote two volumes of autobiography - Ploughman of the Moon and Harper of Heaven. He died in Lancieux, Côtes-d'Armor, in Brittany and is buried there in the local cemetery. Robert W. Service has been honored with a school named for him in Anchorage, Alaska, in Dawson City in the Yukon and in Toronto, Ontario. He was also honored on a Canadian postage stamp in 1976. Author and Canadian historian, Pierre Berton was a childhood neighbour to the poet.