Living in Time

Living in Time : The Poetry of C. Day Lewis

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In this book, Albert Gelpi, a distinguished scholar of poetry, offers the first critical study of C. Day Lewis's oeuvre. Gelpi argues that, striking as the work of the 1930s remains, much of C. Day Lewis's best work came during and after the war in the 1940s and in his last years. This book is an eloquent introduction to C. Day Lewis's work and a compelling argument for his status as one of the important British poets of this more

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 165.4 x 242.1 x 24.9mm | 622.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195098633
  • 9780195098631

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humane, thorough and helpful book on Day Lewis and his poems /... Gelpi's scrupulously faithful unpicking of the poetic structures in Day Lewis' work dramatizes the important point that modernist poetry did not ... render obsolete other traditions and styles... / Living in Time has laid out the best possible case that could have been made for this body of poetry. Given how close Day Lewis has come to being forgotten as a writer, Albert Gelpi's book arrives just in time. - Nicholas Jenkins, TLS, 11/09/98show more

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