Selected Poems Of James Henry

Selected Poems Of James Henry James Henry was a controversially humane doctor in Dublin elected Vice President of the College of Physicians in Thirteen years later receiving a large legacy on the death of his moth

  • Title: Selected Poems Of James Henry
  • Author: JamesHenry Christopher Ricks
  • ISBN: 9781590510216
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Hardcover
  • James Henry 1798 1876 was a controversially humane doctor in Dublin, elected Vice President of the College of Physicians in 1832 Thirteen years later, receiving a large legacy on the death of his mother, he gave up the practice of medicine to begin than twenty years of journeying through Europe on foot, with his wife and daughter, studying Virgilian manuscripts andJames Henry 1798 1876 was a controversially humane doctor in Dublin, elected Vice President of the College of Physicians in 1832 Thirteen years later, receiving a large legacy on the death of his mother, he gave up the practice of medicine to begin than twenty years of journeying through Europe on foot, with his wife and daughter, studying Virgilian manuscripts and rare editions, translating The Aeneid, and writing poems More than a century after Henry s death, Christopher Ricks came upon a book of his poems printed at his own expense and with their pages still uncut in the Cambridge University Library Here was poetry, Ricks writes in his introduction to this volume, unaffectedly direct, sinewy, seriously comic And brave from a man who had integrity, moral, political, and spiritual His convictions and his humor, his idiosyncrasies and his courage, were realized by him in poems of gravity and levity that gained no attention in his day, but are worthy of our time What a find Ricks has here Such a pleasant personality, even when contemplating the backward and forward abysm in which we all find ourselves That poem of a man with the cigar, woman with a basket how profound, how amusing, how accurate, how sad Hoorah for Henry Charles Tomlinson Henry is special There s no one like him Philip Levine

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