Increasingly Thomas has come to be seen as a figure of major importance, central to the development of modern British poetry. His poems express a complex, questioning, modern sensibility while remaining alive to the beauties of the world. They are simultaneously understated and revolutionary in form and rhythm and have exerted a quiet yet incisive influence on many poets of our day. Thomas's poems, always popular with readers but for long undervalued by critics of poetry, have, over the past decade, attracted an increasing amount of critical attention. This book consists of nine new essays by leading poets and critics, and provides a varied contemporary view of Thomas as poet, prose-writer, critic and anthologist, making possible a re-evaluation on the seventieth anniversary of his death. The editor has included an Introduction tracing the course of Thomas studies, a Chronology of his life and a Bibliography of books by and on Thomas. This volume provides both an introduction to Edward Thomas for new readers and also an up-to-date picture of Thomas today for the student of literature.
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Johnathan Barker works at The British Council in London. His edition of the Selected Poems of W.H. Davies was published by Oxford University press in 1985, and he edited the Poetry Book Society Anthology 1986/1987 for Hutchinson in 1986.
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Buchbeschreibung Poetry Wales Press, Bridgend / Mid Glamorgan, 1987. Hard bound with dustjacket. Buchzustand: Fine condition. 1st edition. Cover design: Jeanne Rees. Printed in Baskerville. Contents: 1). Peter Levi: Notes on Edward Thomas. 2). John Bayley: The self in the poem. 3). J. P. ward: The solitary note: Edward Thomas and Modernism. 4). Rober Wells: Edward Thomas and England. 5). Sally Roberts Jones: edward Thomas and Wales. 6). Jeremy Hooker: From graven image to speech: The prose of Edward Thomas. 7). Dick Davis: 'The truth of nothing': Edward Thomas's literary critisism. 8). John Pikoulis: Edward Thomas as war poet. 9. Jonathan Barker: The pocket book of poems and somgs for the open air: Edward Thomas and the folk tradition. With introduction, chronology, bibliography and index. Portrait of the poet. Philip Edward Thomas (1878 - 1917) 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. 149 + (1) pag. Size: 22cmx14cm. Artikel-Nr. 027030