Ivor Gurney's Gloucestershire

product code 5107

category Books -> Local History


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by Eleanor M Rawling

This book explores the particular Gloucestershire landscapes – the Cotswolds, the Severn Meadows and the city of Gloucester – that stimulated his creativity in poetry and music, but the relationship went much deeper. Gurney became increasingly dependent on ‘being-in’ these Gloucestershire places as the source of his identity and well-being. Confined to a mental asylum in Kent for the last fifteen years of his life, he still drew on his memories of Gloucestershire, but it was a poetry of absence and loss.