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A Modern Magician

ByWilliam Olaf Stapledon

A Modern Magician by William Olaf Stapledon. He was born in Seacombe in Wallacey on the Wirral Peninsula near Liverpool, the only son of William Clibbert Stapledon and Emmeline Miller. The first six years of his life were with his parents in Port Said. He studied at Abbotsholme School and Balliol College of Oxford University, with a bachelor's degree in modern history in 1909 and a master's degree in 1913 [required]. After briefly serving as a teacher at the Manchester Grammar School, he worked in the shipping offices of Liverpool and Port Said from 1910 to 1913. During World War I, he served from July 1915 to January 1919 in the Friends' Ambulance Division in France and Belgium. On 16 July 1919, he and his Australian cousin Agnes met Zena Miller (Agnes Zena Miller, 1894-1984) for the first time in 1903, and she stayed at her home in Sydney during the war. Keep communicating with him. They have a daughter Mary Sydney Stapledon (1920-) and a son John David Stapledon (1923-). In 1920 they moved to West Kirby, and in 1925 Stapleton received a PhD in philosophy from the University of Liverpool. He wrote 'Modern Ethics Theory' which was published in 1929. However, he quickly turned to novels to show his ideas to the wider public. Last and First Men was very successful and encouraged him to become a full-time writer. He wrote a sequel and subsequently published more books on topics related to what is now called transhumanism. In 1940, the whole family built and moved to Simon's Field in Caldy. After 1945, Staples undertook an extensive lecture tour, visiting the Netherlands, Sweden and France and delivering a speech at the Congress of Peaceful Intellectuals in Wrockel, Poland in 1948. He participated in the World Peace Conference in New York in 1949, and it was the only British citizen to obtain a visa. In 1950 he took part in the anti-apartheid movement; a week after speaking in Paris, he cancels his planned trip to Yugoslavia and returns to his home in Cardi, where he dies of a sudden heart attack. Olaf Stapledon was cremated at the Landican Crematorium; his widow Agnes and their children Mary and John scattered his ashes on the beach overlooking the mouth of the Dee River. It's Olaf's favorite place, and it's in more than one of his books. places.


Publication Date
Sep 24, 2021
No Known Copyright (Public Domain)
By (author): William Olaf Stapledon



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