From My Poetry Bookshelf – David Jones – In Parenthesis

When people think of poetry from the First World War, they tend to think of Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg. Few think of David Jones. Yet when In Parenthesis was published in 1937, WH Auden described it as “The greatest book about the First World War” and TS Eliot called it “A Masterpiece”. In Parenthesis is in 7 parts and 187 pages long, with 30 additional pages of notes and references. It’s hard to categorise – poetry?…

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