David Gascoyne - Chronology

1916 - Born 10 October at Harrow, Middlesex
1924/30 - Attends Salisbury Choir School
1929/30 - First poems published in school magazine
1931/32 - Student at Regent Street Polytechnic, living in Twickenham
1932 - Roman Balcony published
1933 - Opening Day published. Meets Breton, Eluard and other surrealists in Paris
1935 - A Short Survey of Surrealism published. Translates Dali's Conquest of the Irrational into English
1936 - Helps organise the International Surrealist Exhibition held at the Burlington New Galleries. Man's Life is this Meat published
1937 - Working on several unpublished projects
1938 - Hoelderlin's Madness published
1941 - Cook aboard a coastal vessel, joins ENSA, tours with Theatre Company
1942 - Contributes to Poets of Tomorrow - Third Series
1943 - Poems 1937-1942 published
1947 - Returns to Paris for a year
1950 - Hole in the Wall or Talk, Talk, Talk (play) performed in London. A Vagrant and Other Poems published
1951 - Awarded a Guggenheim fellowship
1952 - Thomas Carlyle published
1954-64 - Living in Aix-en-Provence
1955 - Night Thoughts commissioned and broadcast by the BBC
1956 - Night Thoughts published
1961 - Thirty paintings exhibited at the home of the Countess of Moray in Ebury Street, London
1964 - Returns to England
1965 - Collected Poems published
1970 - Sun at Midnight and Collected Translations published
1975 - Meets and marries Judy Lewis. Takes part in Cambridge Poetry Festival
1976 - Three Poems published
1978 - Paris Journal 1937-1939 published
1979 - Attends the first International Poetry Festival in Rome
1980 - Journal 1936-1937 published. Early Poems published
1981 - Attends Cambridge Poetry Festival
1982 - Visits Genova, Italy for presentation of the prize "Premio Biella - Poesia Europa" for his poem La Mano del Poeta
1984 - Journals published in French translation. Five Early Uncollected Poems published
1985 - Magnetic Fields published
1988 - Collected Poems 1988 published
1991 - Collected Journals 1937-42 published
1993 - Lawrence Durrell published
1994 - Three Remanences published. Selected Poems published
1996 - Awarded the Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres. Selected Verse Translations published
1997 - Selected Essays published
2001 - April published
2001 - Died 25 November, Isle of Wight, aged 85
2012 - Publication of biography: Night Thoughts: The Surreal Life of the Poet David Gascoyne by Robert Fraser


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