A Fighting Withdrawal: Life Of Dan Davin Writer, Soldier, Publisher

Author: Keith Ovenden
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  • : $35.00(NZD)
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  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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  • : April 1999
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 34mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : Keith Ovenden
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  • : English
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  • : 8 pp black and white plates, bibliography
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Ovenden draws on public and private papers to paint a compelling portrait of Dan Davin, OUP's Academic Publisher. He charts one man's growth against the background of war and the literary-intellectual milieu of post-war London and Oxford. A New Zealander, Davin originally came to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. During the Second World War he fought in Crete, and, later, wrote the campaign's official history. As a novelist he befriended contemporary writers such as Louis MacNeice, and Joyce Cary among others. In this fascinating biography Davin emerges as a man with a complex public and private life, beset in later life by depression and alcoholism.