Title: Peter Dale, materials relating to the composition and publication of 'Da Capo: a sequence of poems [by] Dale, with Back for somehow on: an essay on Da Capo [by] Philip Hoy' (London, 1997).
Classmark: BC MS 20c Dale
Creator(s): Dale, Peter John (1938-)
Main language: English
Size and medium: 1 box; manuscript, typescript, and printed material (some photocopy).
Collection group(s): English Literature
Principally comprises autograph manuscript drafts of poems by Peter Dale for 'Da Capo', a manuscript notebook belonging to Peter Dale entitled 'Notes/ Da Capo/ 1993-96', several autograph typescript drafts of the whole work with manuscript annotations, and 4 complete printed proofs of the whole work, of which some have corrections noted on them. Other materials include 2 letters concerning the publication of 'Da Capo' and photocopied extracts from books or periodicals. 'Bibliography' added in July 2016.
Peter (John) Dale, the poet, translator, interviewer, and editor, was born on 21 August 1938 and educated at Strode's School, Egham, Surrey, and St Peter's College, Oxford. He was Head of English at Hinchley Wood Comprehensive School, Surrey, for twenty-one years, and for a similar period shared the editing of 'Agenda' with William Cookson. His published poetry includes 'The storms' (1968) and 'Da Capo' (1997), his translations 'The seasons of Cankam' (1974) and 'Dante: The divine comedy' (1996 onwards), and his literary-critical work, 'An introduction to rhyme' (1998). Philip Hoy was born in 1952 and educated at Glastonbury High School in Surrey, and the Universities of York and Leeds. He has taught philosophy for many years both in the United Kingdom and overseas.
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