A major contribution to modern literary studies. Literary Review Must surely stand as the definitive reference work. The Spectator Thoroughly researched and enthralling. The Guardian Captivating...Burton's splendid biography may just release Bunting's work from cult status. The Independent A triumph...Richard Burton's thorough and companionable life of Basil Bunting gives us, at long last, the biography Bunting's work merits and his readers deserve. Don Share, Editor Poetry (Chicago) Tremendously diligent and feisty and energetic. London Review of Books Reads like a racy, picaresque novel…indispensable…a lavishly detailed, meticulously researched biography, which is unlikely to be bettered London Magazine Excellently measured…holds its nerve in the grip of Bunting’s seemingly obsessive wandering, Cambridge Humanities Review Monumental…the story of a life more interesting than fiction Modernism/Modernity Goes a long way to restoring Bunting to his rightful place among the greats of Anglo- American literary modernism American Conservative Resurrects a man whose reckless brilliance…blazed a trail through almost every pillar of the establishment Belgravia Magnificently researched Manchester Review Very good…this book should have “START HERE” written on it. Lady Godiva and Me Stunning and…definitive The Allen Ginsberg Project This is an extraordinary life, the tale of the century as it goes, and Richard Burton's excellent detective work tells it vividly. Tom Pickard A life that sticks in the mind Oxford Today
A Strong Song Tows Us tells a captivating tale of action, adventure and lasting friendships. We meet some of the finest writers of the last century, including Yeats, Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky. And at the heart of Bunting’s remarkable life lies one of the greatest love stories of the twentieth century.