In Parenthesis. [Poets of the Great War]

Jones, David

London : Faber & Faber, 2014
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No poetry has touched readers' hearts more deeply than the soldier poets of the First World War. Published to commemorate the centenary of 1914, this stunning set of books, with specially commissioned covers by leading print makers, is an essential gathering of our most beloved war poets introduced by leading poets and biographers of our present day.'In Parenthesis was first published in London in 1937. I am proud to share the responsibility for that first publication. On reading the book in typescript I was deeply moved. I then regarded it, and still regard it, as a work of genius... Here is a book about the experience of one soldier in the war of 1914-18. It is also a book about War, and about many other things also, such as Roman Britain, the Arthurian Legend, and divers matters which are given association by the mind of the writer.' T.S. Eliot'This writing has to do with some things I saw, felt, and was part of ': with quiet modesty, David Jones begins a work that is among the most powerful imaginative efforts to grapple with the carnage of the First World War. Fusing poetry and prose, gutter talk and high music, wartime terror and ancient myth, Jones, who served as an infantryman on the Western Front, presents a picture at once panoramic and intimate of a world of interminable waiting and unforeseen death. And yet throughout he remains alert to the flashes of humanity that light up the wasteland of war.' W.S. Merwin

bundel door individuele dichter in oorspronkelijke taal
Thematische dichtbundel
Thematic poems
First World War
Great War
Eerste Wereldoorlog
Twintigste eeuw
Twentieth century
Debuteerde 1910-1920
Debut 1910-1920
Gestorven 19741028
Died 19741028
Died of old age
Gestorven aan ouderdom
The Anathemata
In Parenthesis
First World War Poets
Great War Poets