David Jones


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  1. 1. In Parenthesis

    In Parenthesis is a semi-autobiographical novel set during World War I, focusing on the experiences of a British infantryman from his enlistment to his injury in the Battle of the Somme. The narrative combines prose and poetry to depict the harsh realities of war, including the camaraderie between soldiers and the chaos and horror of battle. The novel is noted for its detailed and realistic portrayal of trench warfare and its exploration of the psychological impact of war on soldiers.

  2. 2. The Anathemata

    "The Anathemata" is a dense and complex long poem that delves into the rich tapestry of Western culture, drawing from history, mythology, religion, and personal experience to explore themes of faith, art, and identity. The work is structured as a series of ritualistic and symbolic meditations, blending the author's deep knowledge of Catholic liturgy with references to a wide array of sources, from ancient Celtic lore to the rituals of the Roman Empire. Through its lyrical and often fragmented narrative, the poem seeks to unearth the sacred within the profane and to articulate the interconnectedness of human experience across time and space.