On translating poetry [lecture] delivered at the University of Exeter 7th March 1969

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Abbey P., 1970 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 23 pages
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Cecil Day Lewis was an Irish lyric poet and critic who also wrote bestselling detective stories under the name of Nicholas Blake. Born in 1904 to a clergyman father, he attended Oxford University. After college, he was a schoolmaster and director of a publishing firm. Day Lewis became interested in and joined the Communist Party, only to renounce it in 1939. He worked in the Ministry of Information during World War II. He later taught at Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard universities. His works include Transitional Poems, A Hope for Poetry, and The Poetic Impulse. He is also widely recognized for his translation of The Aeneid. Cecil Day Lewis's autobiography The Buried Day was published in 1960. He died in 1972.

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