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Fighter Writer: The eventful life of Sergeant Joe Lee, Scotland's forgotten war poet (Editura: Breendon Books/Books Outlet, Autor: Bob Burrows ISBN 9781859833995 )

Fighter Writer: The eventful life of Sergeant Joe Lee, Scotland's forgotten war poet (Editura: Breendon Books/Books Outlet, Autor: Bob Burrows ISBN 9781859833995 )
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ISBN: 9781859833995
Editura:
Anul publicării: 2004
Pagini: 224
Format: 18x25 cm
Categoria: Biography

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Artist, poet, journalist, Black Watch soldier, prisoner of war and literary outcast – Joseph Johnston Lee lived a more eventful life than most. As a young man he travelled far and wide on board ocean steamers, always making sketches of the places he visited and always, in the end, returning to his home town of Dundee. During the First World War he fought with the Black Watch in the trenches, sending back poems and sketches that told vividly of the realities of war. His poems struck a chord with the people of Dundee, and indeed with the whole country, being widely published. In London during the 1930s he and Dorothy had many illustrious friends and acquaintances, including actors, artists, writers and musicians, and he remained in London throughout the Second World War, working on newspapers and sheltering from the bombs.

A contemporary of such well-known writers as Sassoon, Graves, Owen and Brooke, Lee’s work appeared alongside theirs in anthologies. Yet today his name has been largely forgotten. In this engaging account of his life and work, Bob Burrows attempts to put the record straight, bringing Joe Lee’s poems back to the public’s attention while examining the possible reasons for his fall into literary obscurity. Was it down to his self-effacing, modest personality, or because of a public spat with the then Poet Laureate, Robert Bridges?

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