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Dannie Abse

AKA Daniel Abse

Born: 22-Sep-1923
Birthplace: Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Died: 28-Sep-2014
Cause of death: Illness

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Novelist

Nationality: Wales
Executive summary: Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve

Father: Rudolf Abse
Brother: Leo Abse (Welsh MP, b. 22-Apr-1917, d. 19-Aug-2008)
Brother: Wilfred Abse (psychiatrist, b. 1914, d. 4-Nov-2005)
Wife: Joan Mercer (art historian, d. 2005 automobile accident, one son, two daughters)
Son: David
Daughter: Keren
Daughter: Susanna

    University: University of Wales
    University: King's College London

    Royal Society of Literature 1983
    Commander of the British Empire 2014

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Author of books:
After Every Green Thing (1948, poetry)
Walking Under Water (1952, poetry)
Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve (1954, novel)
Fire in Heaven (1956, drama)
Some Corner of an English Field (1956)
Tenants of the House: Poems 1951-1956 (1957, poetry)
Poems: Golders Green (1962, poetry)
Poems! Dannie Abse: A Selection (1963)
Medicine on Trial (1967)
Three Questor Plays (1967, drama)
A Small Desperation (1968)
Demo (1969)
O. Jones, O. Jones (1970, novel)
Selected Poems (1970, poetry)
Funland and Other Poems (1973, poetry)
The Dogs of Pavlov (1973)
A Poet in the Family (1974, memoir)
Collected Poems 1948-1976 (1977, poetry)
More Words (1977)
My Medical School (1978)
Pythagoras (1979, poetry)
Way Out in the Centre (1981, poetry)
A Strong Dose of Myself (1983, poetry)
One-legged on Ice: Poems (1983, poetry)
Ask the Bloody Horse (1986, poetry)
Journals From the Ant Heap (1986)
White Coat, Purple Coat: Collected Poems 1948-1988 (1989, poetry)
Remembrance of Crimes Past: Poems 1986-1989 (1990, poetry)
The View from Row G: Three Plays (1990, drama)
There Was A Young Man From Cardiff (1991, novel)
Intermittent Journals (1994)
On the Evening Road (1994)
Selected Poems (1994, poetry)
Welsh Retrospective (1997)
Arcadia, One Mile (1998, poetry)
Be Seated, Thou: Poems 1989-1998 (1999, poetry)
Encounters (2001)
Goodbye, Twentieth Century: An Autobiography (2001, memoir)
There Was a Young Man from Cardiff (2001)
New and Collected Poems (2002, poetry)
The Strange Case of Dr Simmonds & Dr Glas (2002, novel)
The Two Roads Taken: A Prose Miscellany (2003, anthology)
The Yellow Bird (2004, poetry)
Running Late (2006, poetry)
The Presence (2007, memoir)

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