RS Thomas: His Life and Writing

Tony Brown on an exhibition that challenges some stereotypes and secures the importance of the influence of Elsi Eldridge upon her husband RS Thomas' early artistic development

PUBLISHED ON: 04/10/22

CATEGORY: Exhibition review

Tony Brown on an exhibition that challenges some stereotypes and secures the importance of the influence of Elsi Eldridge upon her husband RS Thomas’ …

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A Mind of Winter: Notes on Exile

As every immigrant knows, Rebecca Ruth Gould writes of the poet Ilya Kaminsky (and other exiles), everything you thought you knew, you have to learn all over again; best cultivate a ‘mind of winter’

PUBLISHED ON: 02/08/22

CATEGORY: Essays, Memoir

As every immigrant knows, Rebecca Ruth Gould writes of the poet Ilya Kaminsky (and other exiles), everything you thought you knew, you have to learn a …

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David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet

Suzannah V Evans enjoys an erudite and spirited biography which explores the question of why David Jones appears to be a ‘lost great modernist’

PUBLISHED ON: 31/07/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

TS Eliot called David Jones’ epic poem In Parenthesis ‘a work of genius’, while WH Auden considered it to be ‘the greatest book about the First World …

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The Art of David Jones: Vision and Memory

Katya Johnson admires this first book-length treatment since 1981 of the visually lyrical artwork of a key figure of British modernism who also bears comparison with William Blake

PUBLISHED ON: 01/03/16

CATEGORY: Reviews

David Jones (1895–1974) is better known as a poet than an artist. His first book-length poem, In Parenthesis, published by Faber & Faber in 1937 – …

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Athene Palace: Hitler’s ‘New Order’ Comes to Rumania

Steven Lovatt

PUBLISHED ON: 18/02/14

CATEGORY: Reviews

Someone interested in the emergence of modern Europe and the literature that shaped and recorded it should write a book about the grand hotels of the …

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The Happy-go-lucky Morgans

James Lloyd

PUBLISHED ON: 20/06/12

CATEGORY: Reviews

The Happy-Go-Lucky Morgans anticipates many of the anxieties that would go on to define the period known as Modernism. Three years earlier, in 1910, V …

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