Daniel J. Murtaugh
Good Night, Beloved Comrade: The Letters of Denton Welch to Eric Oliver
April 17, 2019 Comments.. 781
Good Night, Beloved Comrade: The Letters of Denton Welch to Eric Oliver Daniel J. Murtaugh Denton Welch 1915 48 died at the age of thirty three after a brief but brilliant career as a writer and painter The revealing, poignant, impressionistic voice that buoys his novels was much praised by critics and literati in England and has since inspired creative artists from William S Burroughs to John Waters His achievements were all the remarkable because heDenton Welch 1915 48 died at the age of thirty three after a brief but brilliant career as a writer and painter The revealing, poignant, impressionistic voice that buoys his novels was much praised by critics and literati in England and has since inspired creative artists from William S Burroughs to John Waters His achievements were all the remarkable because he suffered from debilitating spinal and pelvic injuries incurred in a bicycle accident at age eighteen.Though German bombs were ravaging Britain, Welch wrote in his published work about the idyllic landscapes and local people he observed in Kent There, in 1943, he met and fell in love with Eric Oliver, a handsome, intelligent, but rather insecure landboy an agricultural worker with the wartime Land Army Oliver would become a companion, comrade, lover, and caretaker during the last six years of Welch s life All fifty one letters that Welch wrote to Oliver are collected and annotated here for the first time They offer a historical record of life amidst the hardship, deprivation, and fear of World War II, and also are a timeless testament of one young man s tender and intimate emotions, his immense courage in adversity, and his continual struggle for love and creative existence.. Good Night Beloved Comrade The Letters of Denton Welch to Eric Oliver Denton Welch died at the age of thirty three after a brief but brilliant career as a writer and painter The revealing poignant impressionistic voice that buoys his novels was much praised by
  • Title: Good Night, Beloved Comrade: The Letters of Denton Welch to Eric Oliver
  • Author: Daniel J. Murtaugh
  • ISBN: 9780299310103
  • Page: 412
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Jeff says:

      While this volume is nonessential to the appreciation of Denton Welch s unique brand of writing, it is still quite intriguing for the reader to hear Welch s authorial voice in a context that is completely different from his excellent autobiographical fiction In general terms, Welch s published journals are the richer source, and Murtaugh quotes liberally from them in his extensive notes to the correspondence.The editor made a smart choice to focus only on the correspondence to Eric Oliver, rathe [...]

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