9781590170366

In Parenthesis

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  • ISBN13:

    9781590170366

  • ISBN10:

    1590170369

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2003-07-31
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics

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Summary

"This writing has to do with some things I saw, felt, and was part of": with quiet modesty, David Jones begins a work that is among the most powerful imaginative efforts to grapple with the carnage of the First World War, a book celebrated by W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot as one of the masterpieces of modern literature. Fusing poetry and prose, gutter talk and high music, wartime terror and ancient myth, Jones, who served as an infantryman on the Western Front, presents a picture at once panoramic and intimate of a world of interminable waiting and unforeseen death. And yet throughout he remains alert to the flashes of humanity that light up the wasteland of war.

Table of Contents

Foreword i
W. S. Merwin
A Note of Introduction vii
T. S. Eliot
Preface ix
The many men so beautiful
1(12)
Chambers go off, corporals stay
13(14)
Starlight order
27(32)
King Pellam's Launde
59(44)
Squat garlands for White Knights
103(32)
Pavilions and Captains of Hundreds
135(18)
The five unmistakable marks
153(67)
NOTES
General Notes
191(1)
Part 1
192(1)
Part 2
192(1)
Part 3
193(9)
Part 4
202(11)
Part 5
213(5)
Part 6
218(2)
Part 7
220

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