David Jones (Poet)

David Jones (Poet)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. David Jones CH (1 November 1895 - 28 October 1974) was both an artist and one of the most important first generation British modernist poets. His work was formed by his Welsh heritage and his Catholicism. T. S. Eliot considered Jones to be a writer of major importance and his The Anathemata was considered by W. H. Auden to be the best long poem written in English in the 20th century. Walter David Michael Jones was born in 1896 in Arabin Road, Brockley, Kent, now a suburb of South East London, and later lived in nearby Howson Road. His father, James Jones, was born in Flintshire, North Wales, to a Welsh-speaking family; he was discouraged from speaking Welsh by his father, who, in common with many Welsh parents of the time, believed that habitual use of the language would only hold his child back in his career. James Jones moved to London to work as a printer's overseer for the Christian Herald Press, and it was here that he met his wife, Alice, a Londoner born and bred. They had three children, Harold (who died in his late teens of tuberculosis), Alice, and Walter David, later known solely as David.
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135804499
  • 9786135804492