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Edward Thomas on the Countryside: A Selection of His Prose and Verse

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Unknown Binding, 183 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Faber & Faber
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Brian Robbins
Oct 08, 2012 Brian Robbins rated it really liked it
I bought this book in my teens having very much enjoyed a handful of Thomas’ poems in an anthology of 20th Century poetry. Opening this collection, I found some of his pieces on the countryside, particularly those filled with images of wild plants & trees, to be equivalent to something written in a foreign language.

“… shoots of many plants peep through the dropped leaves out of the cold earth. Deeply lobed foliage of celandine springs in plenty by the ditch side, and with its palest green o
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Dec 03, 2014 Sheri rated it it was amazing
I just started rereading this. I'd bought a used copy in London in the 1980s, and adored it. The essays, meditations are beautiful. I've only so far reread a few of the ones in the section titled "Roads and Footpaths," but I love him all over again.

Dec 2014: I haven't abandoned this, as it is something I've referred back to for so long, but I've received a slew of library books and birthday books, do I don't know that I'll return to it anytime soon as an entity (I'll probably jut read an essay
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Philip Edward Thomas was an Anglo-Welsh writer of prose and poetry. He is commonly considered a war poet, although few of his poems deal directly with his war experiences. Already an accomplished writer, Thomas turned to poetry only in 1914. He enlisted in the army in 1915, and was killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917, soon after he arrived in France.

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