Cecil Day Lewis (Lewis Cecil Day)( English poet, novelist and critic)
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Biography Cecil Day Lewis (Lewis Cecil Day)
He wrote under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake (Nicholas Blake).
Born April 27, 1904 in Ballintogere (Ireland). He studied at Sherborne School, and Uodem College, Oxford. After university he taught at the school, was engaged mainly in poetry and the theory of poetic art. Friends with the poets St.Spenderom and WH Auden, whose work in 1930 reflected a sense of social distress. However, unlike his friends, Lewis rejected the religious dogma. Conciseness, deliberate banality and vulgarity parody helped him to express his attitude to time.
The collection of poems (Collected Poems, 1954) includes the most significant poems, published by Lewis for 25 years. He belongs to the translation of the Georgics and Aeneid of Virgil in English, the critical work of Hope for Poetry (A Hope for Poetry, 1934), the poetic image (The Poetic Image, 1947) and others. The best way to characterize the Lewis and writer-friend of Wood's novels (The Friendly Tree, 1936) and the starting point (Starting Point, 1937). In 1951 he became Professor of Poetry at Oxford University. Path to the knowledge of the poet (The Poet's Way of Knowledge) was released in 1959, an autobiography Buried Day (The Buried Day) - 1960. Among the more recent collections - Selected Poems (Selected Poems, 1960) and Roots whispering (The Whispering Roots, 1970). In 1968 he became poet laureate. Lewis died in London on May 22, 1972.