DAICHES, David. British, b. 1912. Genres: History, Literary criticism and history, Biography. Career: Assistant in English, Edinburgh University, 1935-36; Andrew Bradley Fellow, Balliol College, Oxford, 1936-37; Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, 1939-43; Second Secretary, British Embassy, Washington, 1944-46; Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1945-51; Lecturer, Cambridge University, 1951-61; Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge, 1957-62; Dean, School of English and American Studies, 1961-67, and Professor of English, 1961-77, University of Sussex; Director Institute for Advanced Studies, Edinburgh University, 1980-86. Publications: The Place Of Meaning In Poetry, 1935; New Literary Values, 1936; Literature and Society, 1938; The Novel and the Modern World, 1939, 1960; Poetry and the Modern World, 1940; The King James Version of the Bible: A Study of Its Sources and Development, 1941; Virginia Woolf, 1942; Robert Louis Stevenson, 1947; A Study of Literature, 1948; (ed.) Poems in English, 1950; Robert Burns, 1951; (ed.) A Century of the Essay, 1951; Willa Cather, 1951; Two Worlds, 1956; Critical Approaches to Literature, 1956; Literary Essays, 1956; Milton, 1957; The Present Age, 1958; A Critical History of English Literature, 1960; George Eliot's Middlemarch, 1963; English Literature, 1964; (ed.) The Idea of a New University, 1964; The Paradox of Scottish Culture, 1964; More Literary Essays, 1968; Scotch Whisky, 1969; Some Late Victorian Attitudes, 1969; A Third World, 1971; (ed.) Penguin Companion to Literature: Great Britain and the Commonwealth, 1971; Sir Walter Scott and His World, 1971; Robert Burns and His World, 1971; Charles Edward Stuart, 1973; Robert Louis Stevenson and His World, 1973; Was, 1975; Moses: Man in the Wilderness (in U.S. as Moses: The Man and His Vision), 1975; James Boswell and His World, 1976; Scotland and the Union, 1977; Glasgow, 1977; Edinburgh, 1978; Literary Landscapes of the British Isles, 1979; (ed.) Fletcher of Saltoun: Selected Writings, 1979; Literature and Gentility in Scotland, 1982; Robert Fergusson, 1982; God and the Poets, 1984; Edinburgh: A Travellers' Companion, 1986; A Weekly Scotsman and Other Poems, 1994. Address: 22 Belgrave Crescent, Edinburgh EH4 3AL, Scotland.