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Cecil Day-Lewis

Born: 27-Apr-1904
Birthplace: Ballintubbert, County Leix, Ireland
Died: 22-May-1972
Location of death: Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire, England
Cause of death: Cancer - Pancreatic

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Poet, Novelist

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: UK Poet Laureate, 1968-72

Military service: UK Ministry of Information (WWII)

Father: Rev. Frank Cecil Day-Lewis
Mother: Kathleen Squires
Wife: Constance Mary King (m. 1928, div. 1951)
Wife: Jill Balcon (actress, m. 1951, until his death, two children)
Son: Daniel Day-Lewis (actor, b. 29-Apr-1957)
Daughter: Tamasin Day-Lewis

    High School: Sherborne School
    University: Wadham College, Oxford University
    Teacher: Lecturer, Cambridge University
    Professor: Oxford University (1951-56)

    UK Poet Laureate 1968-72

Author of books:
Transitional Poem (1929, poetry)
From Feathers To Iron (1932, poetry)
The Magnetic Mountain (1933, poetry)
A Hope for Poetry (1934, criticism)
Collected Poems 19291933 (1935, poetry)
A Time To Dance And Other Poems (1935, poetry)
Overtures to Death (1938, poetry)
Short Is the Time (1945, poetry)
The Poetic Image (1947, lectures)
Minute for Murder (1948, novel, pseudo. Nicholas Blake)
Collected Poems (1954, poetry)
Whisper in the Gloom (1954, novel, pseudo. Nicholas Blake)
Pegasus and Other Poems (1957, poetry)
The Buried Day (1960, memoir)
The Gate (1962, poetry)
The Room and Other Poems (1965, poetry)
The Poetic Impulse (1965, criticism)
The Whispering Roots and Other Poems (1970, poetry)
The Complete Poems of C. Day-Lewis (1992, poetry)


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