Keith Douglas, 1920-1944: A Biography

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Keith Douglas was almost certainly the greatest poet of the Second World War. He was killed in Normandy three days after D-Day. He was only twenty-four. His short life was one of contradictions: the gifted artist and romantic, always in love with the wrong girl also enjoyed soldiering and was quick to volunteer at the beginning of the war. The brave and resourceful tank commander with the Sherwood Rangers in the Western Desert, in the campaign of which his Alemein to Zem Zem is the classic account, was also an outspoken critic of the military establishment and often in trouble with his superiors. There was always another side to Keith Douglas: difficult, even arrogant, he was at the same time, as Desmond Graham, observes in his original preface, 'generous, sensitive to the difficulties of others, remorselessly honest, energetic, and passionately, innocently open.' Douglas made in his brief life some friends who never forgot him, and whose memories of him have contributed much to this book. For this biography, Desmond Graham had access to much private and unpublished material. From that, interviews, Keith Douglas' own poems, letters and drawings emerges a definitive biography. 'an almost unqualified success . . . Mr Graham has used his material with great skill and tact.' Roy Fuller 'It is difficult to imagine a better biography than this being written about Keith Douglas . . . Desmond Graham provides us with an astonishing amount of information.' Stephen Spender 'extremely well-done . . . It is written with authority and it will be standard.' Peter Levi 'sumptuously evocative' John Carey

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Desmond Graham is Professor of Poetry (Emeritus) at Newcastle University. Born in 1940, he was educated at Leeds University. After holding posts in African and German universities he moved to Newcastle in 1971. He is the leading authority on Keith Douglas having written Keith Douglas 1920-44: A Biography and edited The Complete Poems and Alamein to Zem Zem (all available from Faber) as well as Keith Douglas: A Prose Miscellany and Keith Douglas: The Letters (both available from Carcanet).A poet himself, he has had seven collections published, the most recent being The Green Parakeet.

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