The Poet’s Task by C. Day Lewis


In stock

An Inaugural Lecture delivered before the University of Oxford on 1 June 1951. Oxford University Press, 1951. First Edition.

Sewn green wraps. 24pp. Very Good+, previous owner neat name and date to title page and front wraps.

Cecil Day Lewis was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University from 1951 to 1956. The poet’s task is “to incline our hearts towards what is lovable and admirable in humankind.”