In Parenthesis (New York Review Books)

By | June 14, 2017
In Parenthesis (New York Review Books) Author David Jones
ISBN-10 1590170369
ISBN-13 9781590170366
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 232
Language English
Publisher NYRB Classics
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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 a book celebrated by W B Yeats and T S Eliot as one of the masterpieces of modern literature 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

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