By Joy Davidman,Don W. King
The first accomplished selection of Davidman's poetry, A bare Tree contains the poems that initially seemed in her Letter to a Comrade (1938), 40 different released poems, and greater than 2 hundred formerly unpublished poems that got here to mild in a impressive 2010 discovery.
Of distinct curiosity is Davidman's series of forty-five love sonnets to C. S. Lewis, which supply attractive facts of her non secular struggles with reference to her emotions for Lewis, her feel of God's operating in her lonely existence, and her mounting frustration with Lewis for maintaining her at arm's size emotionally and physically.
Readers of those Davidman poems -- prepared chronologically through Don King -- will become aware of 3 habitual, overarching topics: God, loss of life, and immortality; politics, together with capitalism and communism; and (the such a lot via a ways) romantic, erotic love. This quantity marks pleasure Davidman as a determine to be reckoned with within the panorama of twentieth-century American poetry.
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