Mr. J. Hutchins

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South from Ephesus: Travels Through Aegean Turkey by Brian Sewell
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I must confess I am a fan and therefore unable to give a fearless unbiased opinion like the author of this book.
However, this is, I imagine a great book to take to tour Turkey ( I hope to go book in hand). It is the businessif you love ancient architectural sights, are besotted with dogs and fierce in their defence.

Mr. Sewell is wonderful most of all at giving a sence of place and a 'sense of the ghost of the past ,' which he helps the reader to feel through his prose. It is like having a favourite (gay, in both sences of the word ) uncle leading your through the sites gossiping intellectually as he does so.
One thing I like the 19th century printsused to illustrate… Read more
In Parenthesis: Introduction by T.S.Eliot by David Jones
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
No one can tell you how good this book is ,you have to read it , it is a tough read. King's Pellum land? One of the wonderful metaphors that Jones uses to add power to his work. Perhaps if one wishes to get a taster of this work it would be good to listen to the Poet himself ,reading an part of Book 3. Is available in the C.D. 'Artist Rifles' 1914-18.or download it alone.

It would indeed be very difficult to accurately decribe this work, with all its complexity, but this track will give a potential reader a way into the magic.

P.S. For the Purists -Jones was born and Bred in England, but at heart he was Welsh.
Jonathan Hutchins
David Jones in the Great War by Thomas Dilworth
David Jones in the Great War by Thomas Dilworth
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book has added to the rapidly growing liturature now available on David Jones , it gives the reader a full understading of Jones' war service . It provides also the art work completed by DJ at the front and also the patriotic ,almost Pre-Raphaelite paintings he did during the war years which are facinating in view of his later work ;when modernism and his spiritual ideas on art had transformed him into the great artist/poet he was to become over the next decades.Dilworth has by restricting his book solely to just the formative years added a new focsed depth, to the existing books on Jones which to help explain the complexity of Read more