AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A SUPER TRAMP

Author(s): DAVIES W H

Biography & Memoir

A Welsh tramp who became a popular poet acclaimed by conservative Georgians and vanguard Ezra Pound alike, W.H. Davies surprised contemporaries with the unlikeliest portrait of the artist as a young man ever written. Praised by Osbert Sitwell for 'primitive splendour and directness,' Davies evokes the beauty and frontier violence of turn-of-the-century America in prose George Bernard Shaw commended.The insurgent wanderlust voice is expressed here with raucous exuberence.

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"Davies and Kerouac are so similar it's like they have had the same illness. !ey kept searching, longing, moving. . . !ey are mesmerising narrators. . . [Davies's] story has the tension and suspense of a man whose life and soul is in jeopardy."

"The Times" (London)

General Fields

  • : 9781612190228
  • : MELVILLE
  • : MELVILLE
  • : 0.277
  • : December 2011
  • : 203mm X 127mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : 112
  • : TP
  • : DAVIES W H