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Cecil Day Lewis

a.k.a. Nicholas Blake *, C. Day-Lewis

Author Code: ECDL

Born: Apr. 27, 1904 - Ballintubbert, Ireland

Died: May 22, 1972 - Hadleywood, England

Brought to England at the age of two, Day Lewis was educated at Sherborne School and Wadham College, Oxford where he became associated with a group of left-wing poets of which W.H. Auden was the leader. In 1925, he published his first book of verse, Beechen Vigil, which was well-received. He assisted Auden in editing Oxford Poetry 1927. He was married in 1928 to Constance Mary King and worked for a time as a schoolmaster. He joined the Communist Party and remained a member for some time, finally becoming disillusioned in the 1930s. During the Second World War he worked for the Ministry of Information as a publication editor. Following the war, he joined the publisher Chatto & Windus as a senior editor. He lectured at Cambridge during 1946 and, in 1950, was made a CBE. In 1951, he joined the faculty of Oxford as Professor of Poetry. In 1962 he joined Harvard University as Norton Professor for a two year stint. In 1968, he became the British Poet Laureate, succeeding John Masefield. Day Lewis was also a very successful crime write using the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. His many works include Transitional Poems (1929), From Feather to Iron (1931), A Question of Proof (1935), There's Trouble Brewing (1937), Overtures to Death (1938), Short Is the Time (1945), Minute for Murder (1947), The Whisper in the Gloom (1954), Pegasus and Other Poems (1957), The Worm of Death (1961), The Gate and Other Poems (1962), The Morning After Death (1966) and The Whispering Roots and Other Poems (1970).

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
ECDL001 Selected Poetry
  The Christmas Tree
  Circus Lion
  Come, Live with Me and Be My Love
  The Conflict
  Dedicatory Stanzas
  The Ecstatic
  Emily Bronte
  Flight to Italy
  A Hard Frost
  Moods of Love
  The Neurotic
  Newsreel
  O Dreams, O Destinations
  Pegasus
  Philosophy Lectures
  The Rebuke
  'Sedet Atra'
  Sonnet
  Two Travellers
  The Voyage
  Walking Away
  War Poem
  Where Are The War Poets?
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