David Jones


Born
in Brockley, Kent, The United Kingdom
November 01, 1895

Died
October 28, 1974

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David Jones is one of the finest modernist poets. He was born in London in 1895 and was both a painter and a poet. His reputation as a poet rests largely on two works: In Parenthesis and The Anathemata. The former is a deeply moving account of Jones' experiences in the trenches in the First World War.

In Parenthesis won the prestigious Hawthornden Prize in 1938. In his preface to the 1961 edition, T S Eliot had no hesitation in including Jones along with Joyce, Pound and himself as a premier exponent of literary modernism. The poem is a mixture of prose and verse and is accompanied by Jones' notes. What stands out is the fundamental decency and humanity of those men as they made their way to the slaughter on the front line. This journe
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In Parenthesis

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The Anathemata: Fragments o...

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The Sleeping Lord: And Othe...

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Epoch and Artist: Selected ...

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Selected Works: from In Par...

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FLESH BLOOD STEEL (The Cybr...

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The Roman Quarry, And Other...

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David Jones's the Grail Mas...

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The Old Tracks Through the ...

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The Dying Gaul, And Other W...

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“It is both a blessing
And a curse
To feel everything
So very deeply.”
David Jones

“They bright whiten all this sepulchre with powdered chloride of lime. It's a perfectly sanitary war.”
David Jones, In Parenthesis

“For they were unseasoned, nor inured, not knowing this to be much less than the beginning of sorrow.”
David Jones, In Parenthesis

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