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By Thomas Dilworth

ISBN-10: 0224044605

ISBN-13: 9780224044608

ISBN-10: 1784708003

ISBN-13: 9781784708009

As a poet, visible artist and essayist, David Jones is among the nice Modernists. the diversity of his presents reminds us of Blake – even though he's a greater poet and a better all-round artist. Jones used to be a rare engraver, painter and writer of painted inscriptions, yet he additionally belongs within the first rank of twentieth-century poets.

Though he used to be famous by means of the various most interesting cultural figures of the 20 th century, David Jones isn't recognized or celebrated within the manner that Eliot, Beckett or Joyce were. His paintings was once sometimes as tough as theirs, however it is simply as worthwhile – and extra numerous. he's neglected simply because his top writing is imbedded in book-length prose-poems – In Parenthesis and The Anathemata, making it tricky to anthologise; the paintings is educated by means of his Catholic religion and so might think retro during this secular age; he was once a shy, reclusive guy, psychologically broken by means of his time within the trenches, and loathed any form of self-promotion. commonly, although, he used to be a whole and unique poet-artist – sui generis, most unlikely to pigeon-hole – and that has resulted in the overlook of David Jones: a real genius and the good misplaced Modernist.

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