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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 03/07/2014
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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

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571315796
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 339 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 18 mm
Edition: Main

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“A Forgotten Masterpiece”

Faber Faber has re-released the poem that made David Jones a household name in 1937 along with both prefaces that were written by T.S. Elliot. Now as in 1937 it is still hard to categorise In Parenthesis as a poem or... More

Hardback edition
16th February 2015
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“Fascinating and compelling”

Reading this book is like trying to articulate somebody else's dream in words. The language reads like a dream sequence in that it is presented in short, poetic, visual snippets which give the book a stream of... More

Hardback edition
24th July 2016
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“The rating is for this edition of the book; not the work.”

The work has been unjustifiably neglected. Just how much is shown by the fact that this dismal printing is the most readily available. Desperately needs a good editor to help with the many obscurities. Most of all... More

Hardback edition
7th September 2016
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