In Parenthesis

In Parenthesis

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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 more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 126 x 202 x 16mm | 258.55g
  • The New York Review of Books, Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1590170369
  • 9781590170366
  • 79,403

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"The World War I monument most likely to survive"show more