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Ford, R(obert) A(rthur) D(ouglass)

FORD, R(obert) A(rthur) D(ouglass)

FORD, R(obert) A(rthur) D(ouglass). Canadian, b. 1915. Genres: Poetry, Translations, International relations/Current affairs. Career: Member, Palme Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues. Member, Board of Dirs., International Institute of Geopolitics. Joined Canadian Dept. of External Affairs, 1940: Served in Rio de Janeiro, Moscow and London, 1940-51; Head of European Division, Ottawa, 1954-57; Ambassador to Colombia, 1957-58, Yugoslavia, 1959-61, and United Arab Republic, 1961-63, and Soviet Union, 1964-80; Special Adviser on East-West Relations, 1980-84. Publications: A Window on the North, 1956; The Solitary City, 1969; Holes in Space, 1979; Needle in the Eye, 1983; (ed. and trans.) Russian Poetry, 1984; Doors, Words and Silence, 1985; Dostoevsky and Other Poems, 1988; Our Man in Moscow: A Diplomat's Reflections on the Soviet Union, 1989; Coming from Afar: Selected Poems, 1990; Diplomate et Poete a Moscow, 1990; A Moscow Literary Memoir, 1991. Died 1998.

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