The Dying Gaul and Other Writings

The Dying Gaul and Other Writings

by David Jones
     
 

The Dying Gaul, David Jones's second collection of prose, was published posthumously in 1978. In these essays, Jones explores his deep connection to Wales through its culture, symbolism and through the notion of heroic defeat. He brings particular focus to the question of visual art, not only in Wales, but also in England and in its relationship to war. The…  See more details below

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The Dying Gaul, David Jones's second collection of prose, was published posthumously in 1978. In these essays, Jones explores his deep connection to Wales through its culture, symbolism and through the notion of heroic defeat. He brings particular focus to the question of visual art, not only in Wales, but also in England and in its relationship to war. The collection concludes with a meditation on Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the final substantive piece that David Jones would write, and one which would find him in his most reflective and redemptive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571242047
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

David Jones (1895-1974) was born in Kent. In 1915, then an art student, he went to war with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, where he fought in the battles of the Somme and Ypres. In 1922 he began a long association with the artist Eric Gill. In Parenthesis, based on Jones's experiences in World War I, was published in 1937, followed in 1952 by The Anathemata and The Sleeping Lord in 1974. David Jones's works are exhibited at the Tate Museum and the National Museum of Wales.

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