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C. Day Lewis (1904–1972)

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Værker af C. Day Lewis

The Beast Must Die (1938) 441 eksemplarer
A Question of Proof (1935) 244 eksemplarer
The Otterbury Incident (1948) 217 eksemplarer
Thou Shell of Death (1936) 208 eksemplarer
The Case of the Abominable Snowman (1941) 207 eksemplarer
End of Chapter (1957) 187 eksemplarer
Smiler with the Knife (1939) 159 eksemplarer
Minute for Murder (1947) 156 eksemplarer
Head of a Traveller (1949) 147 eksemplarer
The Widow's Cruise (1959) 144 eksemplarer
The Worm of Death (1961) 143 eksemplarer
There's Trouble Brewing (1937) 125 eksemplarer
The Dreadful Hollow (1953) 121 eksemplarer
The Sad Variety (1964) 109 eksemplarer
The Whisper in the Gloom (1954) 107 eksemplarer
The Private Wound (1968) 104 eksemplarer
Malice in Wonderland (1940) 92 eksemplarer
The Morning After Death (1966) 76 eksemplarer
A Penknife in My Heart (1958) 67 eksemplarer
The Poetic Image (1947) 65 eksemplarer
A Tangled Web (1956) 65 eksemplarer
The Deadly Joker (1963) 47 eksemplarer
The Complete Poems of C. Day Lewis (1992) 30 eksemplarer
The buried day (1960) 21 eksemplarer
Collected poems (1954) 20 eksemplarer
Poetry for You (1944) 18 eksemplarer
The Chatto Book of Modern Poetry, 1915-1955. (1956) — Redaktør — 17 eksemplarer
Word over all (1943) 14 eksemplarer
Collected poems, 1929-1933 (1935) 13 eksemplarer
Pegasus, and other poems (1957) 11 eksemplarer
English lyric poems, 1500-1900 (1961) — Redaktør — 11 eksemplarer
A time to dance and other poems (1937) 11 eksemplarer
The lyric impulse (1965) 10 eksemplarer
Anatomy of Oxford (1938) 10 eksemplarer
An Italian Visit (1953) 10 eksemplarer
A Lasting Joy (1973) 8 eksemplarer
Christmas Eve (1954) 8 eksemplarer
A Hope for Poetry (1934) 8 eksemplarer
Thomas Hardy (1961) 8 eksemplarer
Poet to Poet : George Crabbe, selected by C. Day Lewis (1973) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
The Nicholas Blake Omnibus (1966) 7 eksemplarer
Orion: A Miscellany Volume 1 — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
The Poet's Way of Knowledge (1957) 6 eksemplarer
Orion: A Miscellany Volume 2 (1945) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Poems, 1943-1947 (1948) 5 eksemplarer
From Feathers to Iron (1931) 5 eksemplarer
The gate, and other poems (1962) 5 eksemplarer
Noah and the waters 4 eksemplarer
Transitional Poem (1929) 4 eksemplarer
Requiem for the Living (1964) 4 eksemplarer
Oxford Junior Encyclopaedia : Volume IX : Recreations (1974) — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
Posthumous poems (1979) 3 eksemplarer
Revolution in Writing (1976) 3 eksemplarer
Beechen Vigil, and other poems (1925) 2 eksemplarer
Poems, 1925-72 (1977) 2 eksemplarer
The Friendly Tree (1936) 2 eksemplarer
The Apollo Anthology (1953) 2 eksemplarer
Country comets 2 eksemplarer
Det dybe så 1 eksemplar
Ingen titel 1 eksemplar
La maraña 1 eksemplar
Min søns morder (1972) 1 eksemplar
Drepende frykt 1 eksemplar
Dick Willoughby 1 eksemplar
Child of Misfortune 1 eksemplar
“Walking Away” 1 eksemplar
Transitional Poem 1 eksemplar
A Slice of Bad Luck 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Vergils Aeneide (0029) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver23,017 eksemplarer
Under the Greenwood Tree (1872) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver2,243 eksemplarer
The Golden Treasury (1861) — Introduction and additional Poems selected and arranged by, nogle udgaver1,705 eksemplarer
The Georgics (0029) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver1,104 eksemplarer
The Eclogues (0037) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver834 eksemplarer
The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen (1963) — Redaktør — 667 eksemplarer
English Country House Murders (1989) — Bidragyder — 489 eksemplarer
The Eclogues; Georgics [translated texts] (1898) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver456 eksemplarer
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver446 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of English Detective Stories (1990) — Bidragyder — 401 eksemplarer
Virgil's Works (0070) — Oversætter, nogle udgaver314 eksemplarer
The Faber Book of Modern Verse (1936) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver289 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver266 eksemplarer
Silent Nights: Christmas Mysteries (2015) — Bidragyder — 231 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Irish Verse (1982) — Bidragyder — 197 eksemplarer
Murder by the Book: Mysteries for Bibliophiles (2021) — Bidragyder — 175 eksemplarer
Murder at the Manor: Country House Mysteries (2016) — Bidragyder — 174 eksemplarer
Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley (1904) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver127 eksemplarer
Bodies from the Library (2018) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
The Penguin Poets: Robert Frost (1955) — Introduktion — 104 eksemplarer
The St Trinian's Story (1959) — Bidragyder — 97 eksemplarer
The Poems of Robert Browning [C. Day Lewis selection] (1971) — Redaktør — 91 eksemplarer
Great Irish Detective Stories (1993) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
The Long Arm of the Law (2017) — Bidragyder — 86 eksemplarer
Fifty Best Mysteries (1991) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer
A Century of British Mystery and Suspense (2000) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Murder at Christmas (2019) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
Bodies from the Library 3 (2020) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
The Queen's Book of the Red Cross (1939) — Oversætter — 36 eksemplarer
Contemporary Poets (1975) — Forord — 33 eksemplarer
Minorities (1971) — Introduktion — 19 eksemplarer
The Penguin New Writing No. 27 (1946) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Virgil: Selections from Aeneid VI (Cambridge Latin Texts) (1983) — Oversætter — 11 eksemplarer
Perspectives on poetry (1968) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Detection Medley (1939) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Murder for the Millions (1946) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Great Stories of Detection (1960) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
A Magnum of Mysteries (1963) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
The Penguin New Writing No. 21 (1944) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Direction, Volume 1, Number 2 (Jan-March 1935) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Direction Vol.1 No.3 (April-June 1935) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Club del Misterio, volum 9 (1982) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Almen Viden

Juridisk navn
Day-Lewis, Cecil
Andre navne
Blake, Nicholas (crime fiction)
St. Michael's churchyard, Stinsford, Dorset, England, UK
Ballintubbert, County Laois, Ireland
Hadley Wood, Hertfordshire, England, UK
pancreatic cancer
London, England, UK
Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
County Wexford, Ireland
Wadham College, Oxford University (BA|1927)
Sherborne School, Dorset, UK
university lecturer
mystery novelist (under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake)
school adminiatrator
translator (vis alle 7)
poet laureate (1968-1972)
Auden, W. H. (teacher)
Lehmann, Rosamond (lover)
Balcon, Jill (spouse)
Balcon, Michael (father-in-law)
Day-Lewis, Daniel (son)
Day-Lewis, Tamasin (daughter) (vis alle 7)
Day-Lewis, Sean (son)
Cambridge University
Harvard University
Oxford University
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Commander, Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (1950)
UK poet laureate (1968-1972)
Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Letters
Member, Irish Academy of Letters
Arts Council
Kort biografi
Cecil Day-Lewis, who also used the pseudonym Nicholas Blake, was born in Ballintubbert, County Laois, Ireland, to Anglo-Irish parents. His father Frank Day-Lewis was a clergyman of the Church of Ireland. After 1906, following the death of his mother Kathleen when he was two years old, he was brought up in England by his father, spending summer holidays with relatives back in County Wexford. He was educated at Sherborne School in Dorset and then read classics ("Greats") at Wadham College, Oxford, where he became a member of the circle of writers around W.H. Auden. While still a student, he published his first collection of poems. After graduating in 1927, he worked as a schoolteacher while continuing to write poetry. To supplement his income, he wrote his first detective novel featuring Nigel Strangeways, A Question of Proof, published in 1935 under the pen name Nicholas Blake. As Blake, he wrote 19 more crime novels, while also producing numerous poetry collections and translations of Virgil under his own name. Nicholas Blake became one of the UK's most popular detective novelists, and these books have remained in print. During World War II, he worked as a publications editor in the Ministry of Information, which he used as the basis for the Ministry of Morale in his novel Minute for Murder (1947). After the war, he joined the publishers Chatto & Windus as an editor and director before becoming a professor of Poetry at Cambridge University and Oxford University. He was appointed poet laureate of England in 1968, succeeding John Masefield. His autobiography, The Buried Day, was published in 1960.



An unpopular boy is killed on a school sports day. One of the teachers was seen kissing the principal's wife near that spot and they become the prime suspects. The teacher brings in his friend Nigel Strangeways to investigate. Nigel is able to connect with the staff and students in a way that the police cannot and is therefore better able to gather information. His interactions with the students were fun.

The book was interesting until the point towards the end where Nigel claimed to have identified the murderer but wouldn't reveal who it was. He keeps asking the police for one more day before he tells them what he knows because he doesn't have any proof. And even after a second murder takes place the police keep giving in to his one more day request. And the reason for not confronting the murderer with the proof when he did get it finally seemed rather thin.

But overall a nice read.
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bookworm3091 | 13 andre anmeldelser | Apr 30, 2024 |
Nigel Strangeway's is back in another with another oddly worldy english detective novel.
Some wonderfully colourful characters set in a golden era of crime detection.
A great different take on a crime procedurals.
DebTat2 | 12 andre anmeldelser | Oct 13, 2023 |
C Day Lewis - The Poet's Task
This was an Inaugural Lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 1 June 1951. Lewis stood in front of the students as a practising poet and this lecture would serve as an introduction to the world of poetry. He starts off by saying that young people should learn to love poetry without at first becoming too critical. It would be the wrong way round to learn everything about form and linguistic techniques before embarking on reading poetry. The reader of poetry should embrace as much as he can: he likened it to not being afraid to sowing wild oats ( I noted the male dominated metaphors and the examples of male poets with some amusement). Lewis went on to say more experienced writers and readers of poetry can distinguish better poetry that "most illuminates human experience in which moral and sensuous truths go deepest."

Poetry can be seen as a game, a sort of revel in making and discovering words and phrases; to keep working at them, to refine them, perhaps to rewrite them with new experiences. Lewis here was talking about his own methods of poetry making as he goes on to say that his experiences during wartime made him re-evaluate his childhood and his dreams. He talks about culture and conventions of history and that to appreciate much of the poetry of past eras it is important to be aware how the best poets were able to work within that culture and still produce works of genius. Whatever the era Lewis says we are looking for poets that are getting to the heart of a given experience. On the subject of more difficult poetry, from a poets perspective it can be said that:

We do not write in order to be understood; we write in order to understand

He ends his lecture on an upbeat note saying that the poet's task among other things is "to incline our hearts towards what is lovable and admirable in humankind" Perhaps he needed to say this after giving examples of poems by Thomas hardy and T S Eliot.

This was a lecture which would probably have been delivered over a timespan of about 45 minutes to a lecture room full of students. There is nothing revolutionary here and although it starts engagingly enough, it does gets a little bogged down. Lewis was not lecturing to entertain; it was all serious stuff, however he makes his points clearly enough and it reads well - 3 stars.
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baswood | Aug 29, 2023 |
wherein he meets Georgia Cavendish - oooh la la
Overgaard | 12 andre anmeldelser | Jul 23, 2023 |



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