In Parenthesis by David Jones, according to Stephen Spender in the The New York Times Book Review: 'This work of a poet-painter has its every word chiseled out of experience, and it is probably the World War I monument most likely to survive.'
About 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 Anathémata
. David Jones's works are exhibited at the Tate Museum and the National Museum of Wales.