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Night Thoughts: The Surreal Life of the Poet David Gascoyne

Fraser, Robert (2012). Night Thoughts: The Surreal Life of the Poet David Gascoyne. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

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Based on extensive archival work and on interviews in Britain, France and America, this 469 page, first ever biography of the British poet David Gascoyne (1916-2001), covers his personal background, his early life, the beginnings of his literary career, his years in France before World War Two, his contacts with the Surrealists both in France and in England, his participation in the 1936 International Surrealist Exhibition in London, his war-time experiences as an actor, his mature poetry and translations, his radio work, his paintings, collages and gouaches, his many affairs, his periods of mental illness, his recovery and late marriage, and his subsequent influence over several generations of English poets.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2012 Robert Fraser
ISBN: 0-19-955814-0, 978-0-19-955814-8
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 30926
Depositing User: Robert Fraser
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 13:38
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:10
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