Alun Lewis: The Sentry - Poems and Stories (Corgi Series)

Alun Lewis: The Sentry - Poems and Stories (Corgi Series)Reading Alun Lewis The Sentry Poems And Stories Corgi Series Author Alun Lewis Nature Explore.eu The Poems Of One Of The Great British Writers Of World War II Are Compiled In This Collection Of War Poetry Whose Brilliance And Scope Transcends Its Genre Widely Considered The Last Works In The Romantic Style, The Poetry Is Characterized By A Vivid Realism And Emotional Power The Poems Spans The Length Of Its Artist S Late Adolescence And Early Adulthood, Tracing The Developing Mastery Of The Poet And Serving As A Tragic Testament To The Lost Potential Of A Literary Figure Whose Accidental Death At The Age Of 28 Prevented Him From Reaching The Full Height Of His Artisitic Power Alun Lewis 1915 1944 Was One Of The Few Great British Writers Of The Second World War His Early Death At The Age Of Twenty Eight Robbed Wales Of Its Most Promising Poet And Story Writer Born And Brought Up Near Aberdare In South Wales, The Son Of A Teacher, He Read History At Aberystwyth And Manchester After A Period Of Unemployment He Became A Teacher In South Wales, Before Enlisting In The Royal Engineers In 1940 Although He Had Been Writing Since An Early Age, Becoming A Soldier Had A Stimulating Effect On Lewis S Writing His First Book Of Poems, Raiders Dawn, Was Published In 1942, And The Last Inspection, A Collection Of Stories, Appeared In The Same Year, Alerting Critics And Editors To The Arrival Of A New War Writer Both Books Are Characterised By Vivid Realism And Emotional Power Later In 1942 Lewis S New Regiment, The South Wales Borderers, Travelled To India His Experiences There Are Recreated In The Beautiful Poems Of Ha Ha Among The Trumpets And The Stories And Letters Of In The Green Tree On The Reputation Of These Four Books Alun Lewis Is Widely Seen, With Keith Douglas, As The Outstanding Writer Of World War Two Collected Stories Reprints The War Stories In Their Entirety For The First Time It Also Collects Stories Published In Student Magazines And Newspapers Such As The Guardian, Together With Several Previously Unseen In Bringing Together All This Material, Editor Cary Archard Shows Lewis S Development From Remarkable Schoolboy Writer To Mature And Established Author Whose Stories Appeared In Magazines Such As Horizon And Lilliput. I only discovered Alun Lewis last week On the morning of his centenary, in fact I was doing work experience with the Welsh publishers Seren who recently published his complete works Off to Aberdare we went to celebrate this writer a Welsh war poet and writer who died in Burma, 1944 and his honest, emotional body of work I thought I d better buy something of his and so I found this lovely little book on the stand only 99p So then, if I didn t like it, at least I had a nice reminder of the day I wish I d bought a couple books of his writing because it really is heart warming and sometimes very funny His poetry can occasionally be emotional and subtle but also fiercely descriptive Favourites included The Mountain over Aberdare and Water Music His stories, though, were when his writing hit me the most They Came , in particular, a beautifull

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  • Paperback
  • 98 pages
  • Alun Lewis: The Sentry - Poems and Stories (Corgi Series)
  • Alun Lewis
  • 12 June 2017
  • 9780863817069