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The Journals of Denton Welch (1984)

Artist(s): Denton Welch
Author(s): Michael De-la-Noy (editor)
Format: hardback
Year published: 1984
Publisher: Allison and Busby
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 378
Illustrations: Illustrated in black and white

£45.00

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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.  With Ronald Blythe’s neat ownership signature to front endpaper. Condition: Dust-jacket lightly creased to edges, otherwise very good.

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