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David Daiches

David Daiches

David Daiches (1912 – 2005) was born in Sunderland. His childhood and youth were spent in Edinburgh where his father, Rabbi Dr Salis Daiches, was a distinguished member of the Jewish community. He was educated at George Wasons, Edinburgh University and Balliol College Oxford with postgraduate degrees from both Oxford and Cambridge. Professor of English at the University of Sussex from 1961- 1977, he travelled widely and gained further honours from the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and the Sorbonne. He was also a leading critic and scholar and author of over forty books.