Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 November 2017

400 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198766117

Bookseller Code (01)

C. Day-Lewis: The Golden Bridle

Selected Prose

Edited by Albert Gelpi and Bernard O'Donoghue

  • A selection of the prose writings of the poet and novelist Cecil Day-Lewis (1904-72), poet laureate and Oxford professor of poetry, who published more than twenty volumes of poetry in his lifetime
  • A fascinating insight into the development and standing of a major figure in British poetry
  • Reveals the scope and range of Day-Lewis's vital engagement with English life and letters
  • Explores the role and function of poetry in society and culture; poetics and the creative process; and Day-Lewis's reflections on himself as poet and his discussion of the creative process
  • Contains essays and lectures on particular poets who were important for Day-Lewis's poetry including Gerard Manley Hopkins, George Meredith, Thomas Hardy, W. B. Yeats, Robert Frost, Wilfred Owen, W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, and Louis MacNeice
  • Each piece opens with a headnote that illustrates the source, circumstances, and key issues, and the footnotes provide information on places, names, and terms

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