A Fighting Withdrawal: The Life of Dan Davin - Writer, Soldier, Publisher

Author(s): Keith Ovenden


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.


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General Fields

  • : 9780192123350
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : Oxford University Press, Incorporated
  • : 0.002
  • : January 1996
  • : 210mm X 140mm X 34mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Keith Ovenden
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 823
  • : very good
  • : 492
  • : 8 pp black and white plates, bibliography