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 War’, bowing deeply to the author when they first had occasion to meet. Since then, Seamus Heaney has described Jones as ‘an extraordinary writer’ who has ‘returned to […]
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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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