Reading Group – In Parentheses in Ely

Monday 8th October

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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The first substantial literary work by a man previously known only as a talented visual artist, David Jones’ extraordinary poem-novel was hailed as a masterpiece by T.S. Eliot and W. H. Auden, and remains one of the most powerful and original pieces of writing on the Great War. Alternating verse and prose, high style and rough slang, Jones elevates the experience of trench warfare into a true modern epic, that not only provides a vivid record of his own experience at the Front but asks searching questions about life and human values.