Cecil Day-Lewis died in 1972: a celebrated national figure, the Poet Laureate since 1968, a familiar face on television and an even more familiar voice on radio. Day-Lewis had a turbulent and sometimes very public private life divorcing his wife and leaving his lover Rosamund Lehmann simultaneously in 1951 in a blaze of newspaper coverage to marry the actress Jill Balcon, 21 years his junior. The biography will describe both the man and the poet, taking into account his other writing too: his three novels in the 1930s, ...

C Day-Lewis: A Life 2007, Continuum, New York

ISBN-13: 9780826486035