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Donald Alfred Davie (17 July 1922 — 18 September 1995) was an English Movement poet, and literary critic. His poems in general are philosophical and abstract, but often evoke various landscapes.

Davie was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, a son of Baptist parents. He began his education at Barnsley Hogate Grammar school, and he later attended St. Catharine's College, in Cambridge. His studies, however, were interrupted when he left to serve in the Royal Navy. After returning to Cambridge, he continued his studies and received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. He taught English at the University of Essex from 1964 until 1968, when he moved to Stanford University, where he succeeded Yvor Winters. In 1978, he relocated to Vanderbilt University, where he taught until his retirement in 1988.

He often wrote on the technique of poetry, both in books such as Purity of Diction in English Verse, and in smaller articles such as 'Some Notes on Rhythm in Verse'.

Davie's criticism and poetry are both characterized by his interest in modernist and pre-modernist techniques. He writes eloquently and sympathetically about British modernist poetry in Under Briggflatts, while in Thomas Hardy and British Poetry he defends a pre-modernist verse tradition. Much of Davie's poetry has been compared to that of the traditionalist Philip Larkin, but other works are more influenced by Ezra Pound. He is featured in the Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse (1980).
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Total Books: 85
The Eighteenth-Century Hymn in England
2007 - The Eighteenth-century Hymn in England [Cambridge Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521039567
ISBN-10: 0521039568
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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IPurity of Diction in English Verse/I and IArticulate Energy/I
A Garland of Many Years
2005 - A Garland of Many Years (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780826515070
ISBN-10: 082651507X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Modernist Essays
2004 - Modernist Essays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857546491
ISBN-10: 1857546490
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Donald Davie Collected Poems
2002 - Donald Davie Collected Poems [Poetry Pleiade] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781857544060
ISBN-10: 1857544064
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2000 - Donald Davie Selected Poems [Canto Poetry] (Audio CD)
The Lincoln Psalter
1997 - The Lincoln Psalter (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857542653
ISBN-10: 1857542657
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality
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Donald Davie Poems and Melodramas
1996 - Donald Davie Poems and Melodramas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781857542905
ISBN-10: 1857542908
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Purity of Diction in English Verse
1994 - Purity of Diction in English Verse [Lives & Letters] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781857541212
ISBN-10: 1857541219
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Re-active Anthology
1992 - Re-active Anthology (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780586090992
ISBN-10: 0586090991
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Mandelshtam Selected Poems
1992 - Mandelshtam Selected Poems [Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140184747
ISBN-10: 0140184740
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Purity of Diction in English Verse With New Epilogue
1992 - Purity of Diction in English Verse with New Epilogue (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140146851
ISBN-10: 0140146857
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Collected Poems
1991 - Collected Poems [Phoenix Poets Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226137612
ISBN-10: 0226137619
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Slavic Excursions  Essays on Russian and Polish Literature
1990 - Slavic Excursions Essays on Russian and Polish Literature (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226137582
ISBN-10: 0226137589
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Slavic Excursions Essays on Russian and Polish Literature
1990 - Slavic Excursions Essays on Russian and Polish Literature (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780856358647
ISBN-10: 0856358649
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Under Briggflatts  A History of Poetry in Great Britain 1960-1988
1989 - Under Briggflatts a History of Poetry in Great Britain 1960-1988 (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780226137568
ISBN-10: 0226137562
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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To Scorch or Freeze  Poems about the Sacred
1988 - To Scorch or Freeze Poems About the Sacred [Phoenix Poets Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226137544
ISBN-10: 0226137546
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Christian Books & Bibles
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New Oxford Book of Christian Verse
1988 - New Oxford Book of Christian Verse [Oxford Paperbacks] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780192821577
ISBN-10: 0192821571
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Christian Books & Bibles
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Czeslaw Milosz and the Insufficiency of Lyric
1986 - Czeslaw Milosz and the Insufficiency of Lyric (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521322645
ISBN-10: 0521322642
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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These the Companions Recollections
1982 - These the Companions Recollections (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780521245111
ISBN-10: 0521245117
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Three for Water-music
1981 - Three for Water-music (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780856353635
ISBN-10: 0856353639
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A Gathered Church The Literature of the English Dissenting Interest 1700-1930
1978 - A Gathered Church the Literature of the English Dissenting Interest 1700-1930 [The Clark Lectures ; 1976] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195199994
ISBN-10: 0195199995
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1976 - Ezra Pound [Penguin modern masters] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1976 - Ezra Pound 2 [Modern masters] (Hardcover)Paperback
1975 - Poetry in Translation [Arts, a third level course : Twentieth century poetry] (Other)
1974 - Augustan Lyric [The Poetry bookshelf] (Paperback)Hardcover
1970 - Six Epistles to Eva Hesse [London Magazine] (Paperback)
1970 - Poems (Paperback)
1965 - Events and Wisdoms Poems 1957-1963 [Wesleyan Poetry Program] (Paperback)
1961 - New and Selected Poems [Wesleyan Poetry Program] (Hardcover)
Pound [Fontana modern masters] (Other)
Dissentient Voice [Ward-Phillips lectures in English language and literature] (Hardcover)