Cecil Day-Lewis
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Cecil Day-Lewis
Cecil Day-Lewis CBE (27 April 1904 – 22 May 1972) was an Anglo-Irish poet and the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972. He also wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. He is the father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis and documentary filmmaker and television chef Tamasin Day-Lewis.
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Upton Sinclair: "¡No pasarán!" una novela sobre la gesta del Madrid antifascista - kaosenlared.net
Google News - over 5 years
... parte de Paul-Thomas Anderson para Pozos de ambición, un soberbio alegato que cuenta con impresionantes interpretaciones, en particular del ya veterano Cecil Day Lewis, por cierto hijo de uno de los poetas socialistas más valorado del Reino Unido
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Thomas's lovely verse a treasure trove waiting to be discovered - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
He always had distinguished admirers, though, including WH Auden, Cecil Day-Lewis, Dylan Thomas, Larkin and Michael Longley -- whose wife, Edna, has written of his work with eloquent scholarship. And there's a fine new biography by Matthew Hollis
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El club de los todoterreno (I): 10 actores de Hollywood que pueden con todo - Revista Cinemania
Google News - over 5 years
Desde Mi pie izquierdo a Pozos de ambición, pasando por La edad de la inocencia, el hijo del poeta Cecil Day-Lewis ha demostrado que puede ponerse en la piel de cualquier hombre que ha existido o existirá jamás. Y es versátil porque
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The Irish Times - Saturday, July 30, 2011 - Irish Times
Google News - over 5 years
Spotlight on Cecil Day Lewis's birthplace The opening to the public by Arts and Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan of the gardens at Ballintubbert near Stradbally in Co Laois last Sunday puts on the map a great new horticultural landmark for garden
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It's not only women who dread an empty nest... A fascinating new book uncovers ... - Daily Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Maureen Lipman's late husband, Jack Rosenthal, wrote two acclaimed plays drawing on his own sadness when his son and daughter left home, while the former Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis's poem about his son, Walking Away, became a national favourite
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Day-Lewis family reveals connection with literary giant Yeats - Irish Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Ms Day-Lewis said her father, Irish poet Cecil Day-Lewis, introduced her to the work of Yeats. "My father respected Yeats as a poet beyond everybody other than Thomas Hardy. He was someone we were brought up to love and respect and admire," she
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Anglicanos que vuelven... 2 - Y el indulto Agatha Christie ® - Periodista Digital
Google News - over 5 years
... Cecil Day Lewis (poeta), Compton Mackenzie (escritor nacionalista escocés), George Malcolm (director sinfónico), Sir Max Mallowan (arqueólogo y marido de Agatha Christie), Alfred Marnau, Yehudi Menuhin (violinista y director sinfónico americano),
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Guelbenzu: «La novela negra está cavando su propia fosa» - ABC.es
Google News - almost 6 years
«Existe esa tendencia, sí pero es muy difícil negarle la calidad literaria a Simenon oa Nicholas Blake (pseudónimo utilizado por Cecil Day-Lewis) o Dorothy L. Sayers», explica un autor que, tras publicar el año pasado «El amor verdadero»,
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BOOKS OF THE TIMES; Young Man Seeks Poetry In World War II's Ruins
NYTimes - over 6 years
BOMBER COUNTY The Poetry of a Lost Pilot's War By Daniel Swift Illustrated. 269 pages. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. $26. Daniel Swift's ''Bomber County'' takes its title from a nickname for a part of northeast England where, he writes, ''every country lane ends in an old airfield.'' During World War II, Allied bombers took off from Bomber County and --
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After 341 Years, British Poet Laureate Is a Woman
NYTimes - almost 8 years
The writer Carol Ann Duffy was appointed Britain's poet laureate on Friday, becoming the first woman to take a 341-year-old job that has been held by, among others, Dryden, Tennyson, Wordsworth, Cecil Day-Lewis and Ted Hughes. Ms. Duffy, 53, is known for using a deceptively simple style to produce accessible, often mischievous poems dealing with
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Intimacy and Solitude
NYTimes - over 8 years
UNPACKING THE BOXES A Memoir of a Life in Poetry By Donald Hall 195 pp. Houghton Mifflin Company. $24 ''In childhood nothing happened.'' So Donald Hall writes in his enchanting memoir, and what's admirable about that sentence is not just the pleasure in coming across such a cheeky volley in the opening pages of an account of a life in our
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Letters
NYTimes - over 9 years
The New Frontier's Man ---- Lynn Hirschberg's article on Daniel Day-Lewis was an unforgettable depiction of a man who is surely a master at his craft (Nov. 11). In her novel-like interview, she drew me into the picture, absorbed by his quest for perfection. ''I need to find the right kind of silence or light or noise,'' he said, and I believe he
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THE FILM ISSUE; The New Frontier's Man
NYTimes - over 9 years
IN 1976, WHEN HE WAS 19, Daniel Day-Lewis, who is British and was trained in the grand theatrical tradition of Shakespeare and the classics, saw ''Taxi Driver'' and, despite the considerable weight and seeming obligation of his heritage, realized that what he longed to be was an American actor. ''It was a real illumination,'' Day-Lewis told me late
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Corrections
NYTimes - almost 14 years
An article on March 9 about the actor Daniel Day-Lewis referred incorrectly to the tenure of his father, Cecil, as poet laureate of Britain. It began in 1968; Cecil Day-Lewis was not the laureate when Daniel was born 1957.
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OSCAR FILMS: The Housewife and the Butcher; The Daniel Day-Lewis Method: A Kind of Vanishing Act
NYTimes - almost 14 years
CONTRARY to popular belief, Daniel DayLewis said, he did not spend the five years between his last film and ''Gangs of New York'' reclining on some sort of film-world equivalent of a Victorian fainting couch, feverishly recovering his sanity. ''It's a little pretentious to think that because I take this work so seriously, and go so deep into these
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Britain Names A Laureate Of Poems, Not Surprises
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Andrew Motion, a 47-year-old London poet, critic, biographer and professor of creative writing, was chosen today to become Britain's poet laureate, succeeding Ted Hughes. Mr. Motion was seen as the most conventional of the many mooted candidates, and his selection put to rest rumors alarming to traditionalists that Tony Blair, the modernity-minded
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The Way We Live Now: 3-28-99 -- On Language; Crater
NYTimes - almost 18 years
Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright sent a message to Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic via Charles Gibson on ABC's revitalized ''Good Morning America'': ''Whichever side cratered the talks would be held responsible.'' The use of that verb was surely planned and tested: the same night, the Queen of Foggy Bottom repeated that high-impact
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Wanted: Poet Laureate. Anyone Willing?; Some Britons Are, but Many Want to Transform a 'Pointless' Post
NYTimes - about 18 years
The job pays only about $165 a year, plus a case of Spanish sherry. It is meant to be a great honor, but is often considered faintly embarrassing. In the last 15 years it has required an unironic belief in the grave national importance of events like the wedding of the Duke of York and Sarah Ferguson, also known as Fergie. Why on earth would anyone
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cecil Day-Lewis
    CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Cecil Day-Lewis died from pancreatic cancer on 22 May 1972, aged 68, at Lemmons, the Hertfordshire home of Kingsley Amis and Elizabeth Jane Howard, where he and his family were staying.
    More Details Hide Details He was a great admirer of Thomas Hardy, and had arranged to be buried as close as possible to the author's grave at St Michael's Church in Stinsford, Dorset. Day-Lewis's epitaph, taken from his poem Is it Far to Go?, reads: Shall I be gone long? For ever and a day. To whom there belong? Ask the stone to say. Ask my song. Day-Lewis's two marriages yielded four children, including Academy Award-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, food writer and journalist Tamasin Day-Lewis, and TV critic and writer Sean Day-Lewis, who wrote a biography of his father, C. Day Lewis: An English Literary Life (1980). In 1935, Day-Lewis decided to supplement his income from poetry by writing a detective novel, A Question of Proof, in which he created Nigel Strangeways, an amateur investigator and gentleman detective who, as the nephew of an Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard, has the same access to, and good relations with, official crime investigation bodies as those enjoyed by other fictional sleuths such as Ellery Queen, Philo Vance and Lord Peter Wimsey. This was followed by nineteen more crime novels. (In the first Nigel Strangeways novel, the detective is modelled on W. H. Auden, but Strangeways becomes a far less extravagant and more serious figure in later novels.) From the mid-1930s Day-Lewis was able to earn his living by writing. Four of the Blake novels – A Tangled Web, Penknife in My Heart, The Deadly Joker, The Private Wound – do not feature Strangeways.
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  • 1968
    He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1968, in succession to John Masefield.
    More Details Hide Details Day-Lewis was chairman of the Arts Council Literature Panel, vice-president of the Royal Society of Literature, an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Member of the Irish Academy of Letters and a Professor of Rhetoric at Gresham College, London.
  • 1962
    During 1962–1963, he was the Norton Professor at Harvard University.
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  • 1951
    He later taught poetry at Oxford, where he was Professor of Poetry from 1951 to 1956.
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    His first marriage was dissolved in 1951, and he married actress Jill Balcon, daughter of Michael Balcon.
    More Details Hide Details During the Second World War he worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information, an institution satirised by George Orwell in his dystopian Nineteen Eighty-Four, but equally based on Orwell's experience of the BBC. During the Second World War his work was now no longer so influenced by Auden and he was developing a more traditional style of lyricism. Some critics believe that he reached his full stature as a poet in Word Over All (1943), when he finally distanced himself from Auden. After the war he joined the publisher Chatto & Windus as a director and senior editor.
  • 1946
    In 1946, Day-Lewis was a lecturer at Cambridge University, publishing his lectures in The Poetic Image (1947).
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  • 1928
    In 1928 he married Constance Mary King, the daughter of a Sherborne master (i.e. teacher), and worked as a schoolmaster in three schools, including Larchfield School, Helensburgh, Scotland (now Lomond School).
    More Details Hide Details During the 1940s he had a long and troubled love affair with the novelist Rosamond Lehmann.
  • 1925
    His first collection of poems, Beechen Vigil, appeared in 1925.
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  • 1906
    After the death of his mother in 1906, Cecil was brought up in London by his father, with the help of an aunt, spending summer holidays with relatives in County Wexford.
    More Details Hide Details He was educated at Sherborne School and at Wadham College, Oxford. In Oxford, Day-Lewis became part of the circle gathered around W. H. Auden and helped him to edit Oxford Poetry 1927.
  • 1904
    Born on April 27, 1904.
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