Douglas, Keith Castellain

Douglas, Keith Castellain

▪ British poet
born , Jan. 20, 1920, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Eng.
died June 9, 1944, Normandy, Fr.

      British poet who is remembered for his irony, eloquence, and fine control in expressing the misery and waste of war, to which he was to fall victim.

      Douglas' education at Oxford University was cut short by the outbreak of war. By 1941 he was serving as a tank commander in North Africa, where some of his most powerful poems were written (Alamein to Zem-Zem, 1946). He was moved back to Britain in 1944 to take part in the D-Day invasion; he fell in combat in Normandy on his third day there. His posthumous Collected Poems (1951) enhanced his reputation as a war poet, but in 1964 Ted Hughes's edition of Douglas' Selected Poems established him as a poet of universal significance.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Douglas, Keith Castellain — (1920 1944)    Born at Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, his father was a World War I Army officer who left the family when his son was seven. Educated at Edgeborough School, Guildford, and at Christ s Hospital, Sussex, Douglas early revealed talents… …   British and Irish poets

  • Keith Douglas — Keith Castellain Douglas (January 24, 1920 June 9, 1944), was an English poet.LifeEarly lifeDouglas was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, the son of Capt. Keith Sholto Douglas, MC (retired) and Marie Josephine Castellain. His mother became unwell… …   Wikipedia

  • English literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the English language by inhabitants of the British Isles (including Ireland) from the 7th century to the present day. The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are… …   Universalium

  • 1920 in poetry — yearbox2 in?=in poetry in2?=in literature cp=19th century c=20th century cf=21st century yp1=1917 yp2=1918 yp3=1919 year=1920 ya1=1921 ya2=1922 ya3=1923 dp3=1890s dp2=1900s dp1=1910s d=1920s da=0 dn1=1930s dn2=1940s dn3=1950s|Events* Ezra Pound… …   Wikipedia

  • 1944 in poetry — yearbox2 in?=in poetry in2?=in literature cp=19th century c=20th century cf=21st century yp1=1941 yp2=1942 yp3=1943 year=1944 ya1=1945 ya2=1946 ya3=1947 dp3=1910s dp2=1920s dp1=1930s d=1940s da=1950s dn1=1950s dn2=1960s dn3=1970s|EventsWorks… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”