Collection SC044 - David Gascoyne collection

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David Gascoyne collection

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CA UVICARCH SC044

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  • 1961 - 1972 (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records

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David Gascoyne is an English poet and editor. He was born in Salisbury, England, and educated there and in London. He was influenced by French surrealist poets. Gascoyne authored "The Vagrant" (1950), "Night Thought" (1956) and other verse. "Collected Poems" was published in 1978. Gascoyne's "Collected Verse Translations" (1971) received much praise for his versions of the poetry of Holderlin

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The collection consists of a typescript (printers' copy) plus a pencil mock-up of page designs for "Collected Verse Translations"; a manuscript rough draft of the poem "The book of the South West's desire for a North Eastern resting place" , with one page signed by Gascoyne; uncorrected galley and corrected page proofs for "The Sun at Midnight"; and seven semi-abstract watercolours, all signed by Gascoyne.

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david-gascoyne-collection

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Revised by JF, June 25, 2013.

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  • English

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