Dyment, Clifford, 1914-1970

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Clifford Dyment was born in Derbyshire, England and attended school in Lougborough. He came to London in his twenties having published his first book of poems, First day (1935) and pursued a professional writing career. He worked as a free-lance literary journalist and critic (1934-40); a script writer/director for documentary and military training films (1941-48); and a free-lance writer and broadcaster. Dyment has published several books of poetry including; The axe in the wood (1944) and Collected poems (1970). He has also written an autobiography, The railway game (1962). Dyment has been the recipient of many awards including the Rockefeller Foundation Atlantic Award (1950) and an Arts Council Grant (1967).

From the description of Papers, 1939-1970. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 122588983

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creatorOf Dyment, Clifford, 1914-1970. Poems, 1937. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953. Dylan Thomas collection. [1935-1953]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
creatorOf Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970. Gawsworth (Armstrong)/Shiel/Redonda papers, 1928-1971. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Dyment, Clifford, 1914-1971. Papers, 1939-1970. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
creatorOf Strong, L. A. G. (Leonard Alfred George), 1896-1958. Letter to Clifford Dyment. Surrey, Eng. 1950 Jan. 5. University of Iowa Libraries
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associatedWith Bates, H. E. (Herbert Ernest), 1905-1974. person
associatedWith Blunden, Edmund, 1896-1974. person
associatedWith Brooke-Rose, Christine, 1923- person
associatedWith Day Lewis, C. (Cecil), 1904-1972. person
associatedWith Dyment, Marcella. corporateBody
associatedWith Gawsworth, John, 1912-1970. person
associatedWith Hartley, L. P. (Leslie Poles), 1895-1972. person
associatedWith Hassall, Christopher, 1912-1963. person
associatedWith Marsh, Edward Howard, Sir, 1872-1953. person
associatedWith Muir, Edwin, 1887-1959. person
associatedWith Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995. person
associatedWith Strong, L. A. G. (Leonard Alfred George), 1896-1958. person
associatedWith Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953. person
associatedWith Tiller, Terence, 1916- person
associatedWith Young, Andrew, 1885-1971. person
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Birth 1914-01-20

Death 1971-06-05


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