Cecil Day-Lewis

Standard Name: Day-Lewis, Cecil
Used Form: Cecil Day Lewis
Used Form: C. Day Lewis
Used Form: C. Day-Lewis


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Anthologization Dorothy Wellesley
Horses, having gone forward into Poems of Ten Years, 1924-1934, was selected by W. B. Yeats for The Oxford Book of Modern Verse, 1935, and by Philip Larkin for The Oxford Book...
Family and Intimate relationships Elizabeth Jane Howard
EJH met Arthur Koestler at a party and was bowled over by his whirlwind energy, but when he proposed marriage she had enough sense to counter-suggest living together for some months instead to see how...
Family and Intimate relationships Rosamond Lehmann
RL began a sexual relationship with the poet Cecil Day-Lewis ; she knew him a little, and he declared his love for her at dinner together during a bombing raid.
Simons, Judy. Rosamond Lehmann. St Martin’s Press, 1992.
Tindall, Gillian. Rosamond Lehmann: An Appreciation. Chatto and Windus; Hogarth Press, 1985.
Siegel, Ruth. Rosamond Lehmann: A Thirties Writer. Peter Lang, 1989.
Family and Intimate relationships Rosamond Lehmann
RL was finally abandoned by Cecil Day-Lewis , who left her to marry the actress Jill Balcon , a woman twenty-one years younger than himself.
Hastings, Selina. Rosamond Lehmann. Chatto and Windus, 2002.
Simons, Judy. Rosamond Lehmann. St Martin’s Press, 1992.
Siegel, Ruth. Rosamond Lehmann: A Thirties Writer. Peter Lang, 1989.
136, 138, 149
Fictionalization Constance, Countess Markievicz
Cecil Day-Lewis wrote Remembering Con Markievicz early in his career.
Smith, D. J. “The Countess and the Poets: Constance Gore-Booth Markievicz in the Work of Irish Writers”. Journal of Irish Literature, No. 1, pp. 3 - 63.
She was refigured as Isabel Moore in Lennox Robinson 's novel A Young Man From the South, 1917, and as Angela Fitzgibbon in...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Jane Howard
Her friends during the 1950s included Stephen and Natasha Spender , Alec Waugh , Margaret Lane , Malcolm Sargent , and Joyce Grenfell . She also met Cyril Connolly , Olivia Manning , Stevie Smith
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Jane Howard
When EJH 's old friend and one time lover Cecil Day-Lewis fell terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, he and his wife Jill Balcon both came to stay at Lemmons. Day-Lewis died there.
Howard, Elizabeth Jane. Slipstream. Macmillan, 2002.
Leader, Zachary. The Life of Kingsley Amis. Jonathan Cape, 2006.
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Jennings
She had a remarkably catholic talent for friendship. During her student days she became a friend of Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis . Her correspondents at this and later periods of her life included her...
Intertextuality and Influence A. S. Byatt
She finished writing this book in St Deiniol's Library near Hawarden Castle, repository of the collection of William Ewart Gladstone , and included in her novel all the flower names in a Victorian book...
Intertextuality and Influence Phyllis Bentley
Inspired by her many years of local volunteering, it has chapters titled by stages in the group-action democratic process. It features as preliminary decoration a diagram or bird's-eye-view of a table set for a meeting...
Literary responses Lilian Bowes Lyon
Day-Lewis rejoiced that this poem was not at all a piece of stark social realism, but a set of meditations upon the images and spiritual issues of war. He felt that it deserved more attention...
Literary responses Lilian Bowes Lyon
Day-Lewis , though he wrote enthusiastically of individual poems, feared before this volume's publication to make exorbitant claims that would darken judgement.
Day-Lewis, Cecil, and Lilian Bowes Lyon. “Introduction”. Collected Poems, Jonathan Cape, 1948, pp. 11 -6.
His championing of LBL 's work therefore tends to fall back on...
Literary responses Rosamond Lehmann
Elizabeth Bowen published an appreciative review of this novel in The New Statesman and Nation on 11 July 1936.
LeStourgeon, Diana. Rosamond Lehmann. Twayne, 1965.
87, 148
Ralph Straus and Cecil Day Lewis were also lavish with their praise. Q. D. Leavis
Literary responses Lilian Bowes Lyon
Cecil Day-Lewis later took this volume to represent, alone, her early period. He found it clean in outline, of a decisive, spontaneous simplicity at its best . . . but never flat.He noted her...
Occupation Elizabeth Jane Howard
In winter 1953 EJH , aged about thirty, became an editor at Chatto and Windus , which was then run by Norah Smallwood and Ian Parsons . She read submitted manuscripts, wrote reports on them...


January 1933
The first number appeared of the periodicalNew Verse, edited by Geoffrey Grigson ; it ran until May 1939.
February 1936
The awesome trio
Laity, Paul. “The left’s ace of clubs”. Guardian Unlimited.
of political theorist Harold Laski , publisher Victor Gollancz , and writer and Labour MP John Strachey established the Left Book Club (LBC) .
The second number of Orion. A Miscellany appeared: Rosamond Lehmann was one of the editors, along with C. Day Lewis and Edwin Muir .