Hardcover, 8vo., cloth boards in dustjacket which is sunned along the spine, map, black & white photographs, appendices, bibliography, index of works, 230pp. Another young British poet who was mentally damaged by the effects of World War I. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Born in Gloucester in 1890 Ivor Gurney began writing songs and poems in his teens, taking his inspiration from the Severn Valley countryside he grew up in. Sent to the Western Front during the First World War Gurney experienced the desolation and horror of war, which made a profound impression on him. At his death in 1937 he was beginning to be acknowledged as one of England's finest composers but it took several more decades for his work as a war poet to be fully appreciated. The composer Michael Hurd - also a native of Gloucester - explores the life of a man who was deeply affected by what he saw in the trenches and who ended his days in a lunatic asylum. Charting his life from childhood and family to student days in London, where one of his tutors was Vaughan Williams, to his time at the Front and his final disintegration into madness, Hurd captures the essence of this exceptional man in a lively and compelling narrative. First published in 1978 The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney includes a wealth of previously unpublished material and is a moving and extraordinary account of a tragic genius.
About the Author: Michael Hurd was born in Gloucester in 1928 and read music at Pembroke College, Oxford. A pupil of Sir Thomas Armstrong and Dr Bernard Rose, he also studied composition with Sir Lennox Berkeley. He was Professor of Theory at the Royal Marines School of Music from 1953 to 1960 before working as a freelance composer and author. He is principally known for his choral music, which included large-scale works for chorus and orchestra, as well as his eighteen published books, including biographies of Vaughan Williams, Elgar and Mendelssohn. He died in 2006.
Titre : The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney
Éditeur : Oxford University Press, 1978.
Description du livre Oxford University Press. Hardcover. État : Used; Good. stains on top side, **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. N° de réf. du libraire 2912521
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1978. État : Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP72565227
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1978. État : Very Good. 1st. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. N° de réf. du libraire GRP84119541
Description du livre Hardback published by Oxford University Press, 1978. In good condition with dustwrapper. N° de réf. du libraire 327992
Description du livre Paperback. État : Fair. N° de réf. du libraire TT01459936B
Description du livre Oxford University Press, 1978. 8vo, x, 230pp, Illustrated, No Signatures or Annotations, Small stain to fore-edge, Hardback (Good), Dust Jacket (some soiling & fading to spine o/w Good). N° de réf. du libraire 13772
Description du livre Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978. 1st edition. "Behind the name Ivor Gurney lies the tragic story of a composer and poet whose life seemed full of promise, but who, like Hugo Wolf and John Clare, ended his days in a lunatic asylum.When he died in 1937 he was just beginning to be acknowledged as one of England's finest song composers. But it is only in recent years that his stature as a war poet has been fully appreciated." Pp.xii/230, 13 black & white plates + 3 illustrations. Brown cloth, dustwrapper sunned to blue to spine and top rear edge. VG/G+. N° de réf. du libraire 42434
Description du livre Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1978. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Published in 1978 The Ordeal of Ivor Gurney is a moving and extraordinary account of a tragic genius penned by the composer Michael Hurd. Born in Gloucester in 1890 Ivor Gurney began writing songs and poems in his teens, taking his inspiration from the Severn Valley countryside where he grew up. Sent to the Western Front during the First World War, Gurney experienced desolation and horror that made a profound impression on him. He ended his days in an asylum, but at his death in 1937 he was beginning to be acknowledged as one of England's finest composers. Still, it took several more decades for his work as a war poet to be fully appreciated. Previous owners name on ffep and dj price clipped, otherwise a VG hardback copy. Fading on spine of dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 000910
Description du livre OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Fiction and Poetry>Poetry>General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 01978019211752600. N° de réf. du libraire 01978019211752600
Description du livre Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1978. , 230 pages, black and white illustrations including a facsimile of Gurney's music, appendix, bibliography, indices, this is the Oxford Professor of Poetry, Peter Levi's copy with a portion of a letter requesting this be used for the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize First Edition , the book is in very good condition , dust-jacket sunned at edges, in good++ condition , brown cloth Octavo Hardback ISBN: 0192117521. N° de réf. du libraire 55750