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Laing, Dilys, 1906-1960



  • Existence: 1906 - 1960


Dilys Laing was born in North Wales in 1906, and was educated in England and Canada. She married Alexander Laing, a Dartmouth graduate and later professor, in 1936, and became an American citizen. She was a writer, poet, and artist whose work was published both in books and periodicals. She never became famous for her work, but it was admired by such contemporary poets as Robert Lowell. She died in 1960.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Dilys Laing papers

Identifier: MS-984
Date(s): 1917 to 1960

Dilys Laing (1906-1960), writer, poet, and artist. Consists of correspondence of multiple family members, newspaper clippings, corrected scripts, drawings, an improvised Aztec dictionary, personal notes, drafts and chapters of Laing’s book Corazun, printer’s typescripts, files of poems, reviews, prose, political writing. Documents her relationship with her family and her development as an artist and writer and thinker.

"Paroles" by Jacques Prevert collection

Identifier: MS-826
Date(s): 1948 to 1964

"Paroles" by Jacques Prevert collection. The collection contains Dilys Laing's translation of the poems into English. Also contains typescript drafts of translations of several of the poems as well as correspondence between Alexander Laing and Herbert Faulkner West.

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