The New Jerusalem

Filtering experience through the grid of the finite
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August 2022, no. 445
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The Letters of Thom Gunn edited by Michael Nott, August Kleinzahler, and Clive Wilmer

Faber, $79.99 hb, 734 pp

The New Jerusalem

Filtering experience through the grid of the finite
by
August 2022, no. 445

Of the major Anglo-American poets of the previous century, none was more transformed, at least on the surface, by the journey across the Atlantic than Thom Gunn (1929–2004). Travelling in the opposite direction, T.S. Eliot found echoes of his mid-Western emotional repression and discreet anti-Semitism in the England of his era, while W.H. Auden, who carried his world with him, was only mildly affected by his time in America.

Ian Dickson reviews 'The Letters of Thom Gunn' edited by Michael Nott, August Kleinzahler, and Clive Wilmer

The Letters of Thom Gunn

edited by Michael Nott, August Kleinzahler, and Clive Wilmer

Faber, $79.99 hb, 734 pp

Buy this book

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