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David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet Among The Revolutions Of The Last Century, None Was Important Or Potentially Lasting Than The One In The Arts Called Modernism Among The Giants Of That Movement Were Writers Who Changed Our Conceptions Of Poetry And Prose Forever David Jones 1895 1974 Was A Painter, A Wood And Copper Engraver And Maker Of Painted Inscriptions, But It Was As A Poet That He Left His Most Lasting Mark Eliot Called Him One Of The Most Distinguished Writers Of My Generation And Dylan Thomas Said He Would Like To Have Done Anything As Good As David Jones Has Done Auden Praised His Poem In Parenthesis As The Greatest Book Ever About The Great War , And The Anathemata As One Of The Truly Great Poems In Western Literature His Work, The Whole Of It, Enables Him To Stand Alongside Eliot, Pound, And James Joyce As An Incomparable Figure In Literary Modernism.


10 thoughts on “David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet

  1. says:

    Thomas Dilworth s biography of the visual artist and poet, David Jones, illuminates the life and work of one of the great but lost Modernists His epic war poem, In Parenthesis, based on his experiences in the trenches was heralded by WH Auden as the greatest book about the First World War His paintings, the watercolours in particular, reveal an extraordinary talent, and his engravings and inscriptions were inventive and critically acclaimed This biography not only examines his work, it also shines a light on his personal life, examining his Catholic faith, his deep interest in his Welsh roots, and also the psychological damage resulting from his experiences on the front during the Great War.Tho...


  2. says:

    From BBC radio 4 Book of the week Thomas Dilworth s biography of the visual artist and poet, David Jones, illuminates the life and work of one of the great but lost Modernists His epic war poem, In Parenthesis, based on his experiences in the trenches was heralded by WH Auden as the greatest book about the First World War His paintings, the watercolours in particular, reveal an extraordinary talent, and his engravings and inscriptions were inventive and critically acclaimed This biography not only examines his work, it also shines a light on his personal life, examining his Catholic faith, his deep interest in his Welsh roots, and also the psychological damage resulting from his experiences on the front during the Great War.Thomas Dilworth is an authority on David Jones and his work, and has written extensively about him Commissioned in 1987 David Jones Engraver, Soldier, Painter has been ...


  3. says:

    Exceptional The book of the year so far Sublime biography of an incredible and singular artist, poet and believer.


  4. says:

    First rate biography of modernist poet and artist.


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