Have you prayed all night, till the break of day, And the morning light drove the dark away? Did you linger there, till the morning dew, In prevailing prayer, did you pray it through? Have you prayed all night till the morning light, Did you pray till the answer came?
He had an older sister and a younger brother, Noel. Wain then married Eirian Mary James —deputy director of the recorded sound department of the British Council, on 1 January They had three sons and lived mainly in WolvercoteOxford.
Wain married his third wife, Patricia Adams born oran art teacher, in He died in Oxford on 24 May Among the other writers about whom he has written are the Americans Theodore Roethke and Edmund Wilson. He himself was the subject of a bibliography by David Gerard.
He was the first fellow in creative arts at Brasenose College, Oxford —and was appointed a supernumerary fellow in Wain was appointed a CBE in Indeed, he did contribute to Declarationan anthology of manifestos by writers associated with the philosophy, and a chapter of his novel, Hurry on Down, was excerpted in a popular paperback sampler, Protest: But, aside from their poetry, it may be more accurate to refer to these three, as was sometimes done at the time, as "The New University Wits", writers who desired to communicate rather than to experiment, and who often did so in a comic mode.
However, they all became more serious after their initial work. Wain is still known for his poetry see, for example, his Apology for Understatement and literary interests see his work for "The Observer"though his work is no longer as popular as it was.
Critical remarks about Wain by Amis and Larkin in their posthumously-published letters may have contributed to dimming his reputation. Wain was as serious about literature as the Inklings, and believed as they did in the primacy of literature as communication, but as a modern realist writer he shared neither their conservative social beliefs nor their propensity for fantasy.Essay: What Determines Manhood?
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