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  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446498187
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 193

The Poetry Of Edward Thomas




When Edward Thomas died at Arras in 1917 few people thought of him as a poet. Yet in the two years before his death, after a lifetime writing prose, Thomas wrote some of the most enduring poems of his day: poems of war, nature, friendship, despair and exultation. Andrew Motion's pioneering study of Thomas' life and achievement is scholarly yet utterly absorbing, combining an account of his struggles as a writer with perceptive readings of individual poems.

Andrew Motion's books include a biography, The Lamberts, George, Constant and Kil, and several prize-winning collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Love in a Life. He is currently writing the authorized biography of Philip Larkin.

  • Pub date: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446498187
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 193

About the Author

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion is the former Poet Laureate, co-founded the Poetry Archive and was knighted for his services to literature in 2009. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in London.

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