Keith Douglas, 1920-44

Keith Douglas, 1920-44 : A Biography

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A biography of the poet Keith Douglas, tracing his life from childhood to his death, three days after D-Day at the age of 24. He is described as a gifted artist and romantic who could also be difficult and arrogant and who volunteered at the outset of war with vainglorious notions of a career in the cavalry. There was also another side to Douglas, described in the preface as "generous, sensitive to the difficulties of others, remorselessly honest, energetic, and passionately, innocently, open". This portrait draws information from much private and unpublished material, from interviews with many of those who knew him in England and the Middle East and from his poems and letters. Drawings and sketches by Douglas are also included along with photographs.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 190mm | 297g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 56 half-tones, bibliography, index
  • 0192821148
  • 9780192821140

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Preface. Acknowledgements. Childhood:1920-1931; Christ's hospital: 1931-1938; Oxford:1938-1940; Sandhurst and Wickwar: 1940-1941; Palestine and Egypt; 1941-1942; the Western desert: 1942-1943; El Ballah to Enfidaville: 1943; Tunisia and Egypt: 1943; England: 1943-1944; France: June 1944. Select bibliography. Notes. Index
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