David Gascoyne

(1916—2001) poet

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poet, published A Short Survey of Surrealism (1935), which established him as a champion of Surrealism and a writer unusually aware of European literature. He translated many of the French surrealists. His work includes Man's Life is His Meat (1936), Hölderlin's Madness (1938), Poems 1937–1942 (1943), and Night Thoughts, a long poem commissioned by the BBC, broadcast 1955, published 1956.

Subjects: Literature.

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