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Journals

Denton Welch
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571282630
Date Published
15.09.2011
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Summary

In the last eight years of his life – and he died when he was only thirty-three – Denton Welch wrote three novels, umpteen short stories, hundreds of poems, and – between 1942 and 1948, a profoundly personal and moving journal that recorded his swift maturity into a writer of genius. Therein he wrote of his battle with ill-health, his life lived in claustrophobic rooms, and (in frank, erotic terms) his frustrated pursuit of the ‘ideal friend.’ And yet he encountered some of the foremost writers of his time – Edith Sitwell, Herbert Read, Harold Nicolson, Vita Sackville West – and recorded every aspect of life with a fresh and arresting sensitivity.