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Nicholas Blake aka Cecil Day Lewis Biograpraphy

Nicholas Blake Biography

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Under the pseudonym of ‘Nicholas Blake’ Cecil Day Lewis has written a number of first-class detective stories. Born in 1904, the son of a clergyman, he is related on his mother’s side to Oliver Goldsmith. He was educated at Sherborne and ac Wadham College, Oxford, and then became a schoolmaster.

A contemporary and friend of W. H. Auden, Stephen Spender, Christopher Isherwood, John Lehmann, Louis MacNiece, and Rex Warner, he was intimately concerned in the intellectual and political explorations and experiments of the nineteen-thirties.
His first volume of poetry was published in 1929 and his first Nicholas Blake book, A Question of” Proof, came out a few years later. To-day both Blake and Day Lewis are highly respected names in contemporary literature.

Among his recent books is a translation of The Aeneid. Apart from his work as a publisher and writer he is the Professor of Poetry at Oxford University.

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