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George Woodcock

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I began even as a boy to realize how wide the world can be for a man of free intelligence.

— George Woodcock

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I believe in that connection between freedom and the city.

— George Woodcock

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I don't believe in kicking away ladders. By that, I mean the ladders by which I ascended as a young writer, small magazines that didn't pay anything, and that sort of thing.

— George Woodcock

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I like to move among painters, mathematicians, psychologists, people who can tell me something.

— George Woodcock

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I was allowed to wander where I could. Here is a case in which you search for your independence and allow something creative to come out of that.

— George Woodcock

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I was editing Canadian Literature. I didn't want to let Canadian Literature go, so they reached a nice compromise by which I received half a professor's salary.

— George Woodcock

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I was unpopular at school just because I was an intellectual. I always answered all the questions off the top of my head but they nevertheless resented because of that.

— George Woodcock

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It doesn't really mean a great deal of difference to a life. You live as you wish to do and if a job is oppressing, you leave it. I've done it on several occasions.

— George Woodcock

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It even has the same phraseology as the English orders of knighthood, companions and this sort of thing.

— George Woodcock

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My early wounds were the English school system among other things. It wasn't merely the discipline, it was the ways in which boys got what was called the school spirit.

— George Woodcock

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About George Woodcock

Did you know about George Woodcock?

Around this time he started to write more prolifically producing several travel books and collections of poetry as well as the works on anarchism for which he is best known. The Woodcock Fund which began in 1989 provides financial assistance to writers in mid-book-project who face an unforeseen financial need that threatens the completion of their book. Though his family was quite poor Woodcock had the opportunity to go to Oxford University on a partial scholarship; however he turned down the chance because he would have had to become a member of the clergy.

He is perhaps best remembered elsewhere for writing Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements (1962) the first post-War history of anarchism. He founded in 1959 the journal Canadian Literature the first academic journal specifically dedicated to Canadian writing.

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