The Sleeping Lord: And Other Fragments

Jones, David

London : Faber & Faber, 2017
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'The Sleeping Lord is perhaps the best introductory volume to Jones's work; the contours can be seen most clearly here, and the textures, though rich, are less elaborate than in The Anathemata, since there is an open, dramatic quality running through the book.' Peter Scupham, New Statesman

Published months before David Jones's death in 1974, and modestly presented by the author himself as a collection of 'fragments', The Sleeping Lord continued the exploration of themes begun by its predecessors In Parenthesis and The Anathemata.
Set mainly in different parts of the Roman Empire, either in the Holy Land or on the Celtic fringes, animated by his Catholic faith and by his own experiences as a soldier, formidably erudite and of a visionary intensity, the book springs from a lifetime's concern with questions of history, culture and religion. Mysterious, musical and alive with a sense of the wilderness and the elements, the poems show the startling development of Jones's imagination in his later years.
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