Sunday, June 26, 2016

"A shape in words" …

 In Parenthesis: in praise of the Somme's forgotten poet | Books | The Guardian. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

In his introduction, TS Eliot hailed In Parenthesis as “a work of genius”. Graham Greene placed it “among the great poems of the century”. WH Auden claimed “it does for the British and Germans what Homer did for the Greeks and Trojans”; he wrote to Jones to tell him “your work makes me feel very small and madly jealous”. On entering a party and seeing Jones sitting in the corner, WB Yeats bowed low to “salute the author of In Parenthesis”.

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