Understand the Weapon, Understand the Wound

Understand the Weapon, Understand the Wound Collected Writings : With Some Letters of Frances Cornford - Fyfield Books

Revised and expanded edition

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John Cornford (1915-1936) has long been held in high estimation as the outstanding English writer who fell to the Fascists in Spain. This collection of writings from Cornford's thirteenth to his twenty-first year, when he died of wounds received in action, is a revealing autobiography, showing the sources of his political and literary commitments. In this authoritative survey of Cornford's poems, essays and letters, Jonathan Galassi gives access to material not available elsewhere; his introduction and notes, together with two new afterwords by Jane Bernal and Richard Baxell, situate the work in its political and personal contexts. As Galassi suggests in his introduction, the republication of Cornford's writings eighty years after his death 'celebrates the gem-like intensity of one young man's prodigious desire and need to change the world.'

Book information

ISBN: 9781784102487
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Imprint: Fyfield<i>Books</i>
Pub date:
Edition: Revised and expanded edition
DEWEY: 828.91209
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xx, 218
Weight: 312g
Height: 215mm
Width: 137mm
Spine width: 20mm