By Henry Williamson
A Fox below My Cloak (1954) was once the 5th access in Henry Williamson's fifteen-volume A Chronicle of historical Sunlight spanning the years from the overdue Victorian interval to the second one international conflict. It follows Phillip Maddison into the good battle, surviving within the face of terror, from the recognized Christmas Truce of 1914 to the fuel assaults of the conflict of bathrooms the next yr. whereas domestic in England on unwell go away Phillip obtains his fee right into a trendy regiment during which his social inadequacies make him the butt of his fellow officers' scorn. but, on my own between them, Phillip has tasted the grim truth of existence, and dying, at the Western Front.
'Williamson's sort is romantic, although hardly sentimental, and his sensuous reaction to nature is clean and surprising.' Anthony Burgess, Ninety-Nine Novels: the easiest in English considering 1939
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As Gass proclaims, language is ''more powerful as an experience of things than the experience of things. Signs are more potent experiences than anything else, so when one is dealing with the things that really count, then you deal with words. They have a reality far exceeding the things they name . . the very experience of symbols is now the important experience. . In the old days we might have supposed that the daffodil was much, much more interesting than the word daffodil, but I simply would deny that.
In the old days we might have supposed that the daffodil was much, much more interesting than the word daffodil, but I simply would deny that. The word daffodil is much more interesting than daffodils. ''28 For art to function in this exalted manner, it must result from efforts equally as strenuous as those required by life itself. "29 Once thought to be an instrument of approaching the outside world, the novel is hereby shown to be appreciated for its own well-wrought reality, and the outside world stands betrayed by the novel's insistence on its own formal being.
From Omensetter's Luck, by William H. Gass. Copyright © 1966 by William H. Gass. Reprinted by permission of The New American Library, Inc. From On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry, by William H. Gass. Copyright © 1976 by William H. Gass. Reprinted by permission of David R. Godine, Publisher, Inc. From Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife, by William H. Gass. Copyright © 1968 by William H. Gass. Reprinted by permission of TriQuarterly, a publication of Northwestern University Press. From The World Within the Word, by William H.
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