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By Edith Wharton

Encouraged via a tender guy Edith Wharton met in the course of her war relief paintings in France, A Son on the Front(1923) opens in Paris on July 30, 1914, as Europe totters close to warfare.

Expatriate American painter John Campton, whose basically son George, having been born in Paris, needs to document for accountability within the French army, struggles to maintain his son clear of front while grappling with the ethical implications of his actions. A poignant meditation on artwork and ownership, fidelity and responsibility, A Son on the Front is Wharton’s indelible tackle the struggle novel.

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Since the end of 1977 he has lived with his wife, Margaret Valaire Murphy, and their five children in Cambridge, England. CXI 1988 Cambridge 1990 60 Raworth's many books of poetry include The Relation Ship, The Big Green Doy (t968), A Serial Biography (1969 and 1977), Lion Lion and Betrayal (1970), Mouing (L971), Act (1973), Tottering State: Selected Poems, 1963-83 (1984), Lazy Left Hand (1986), Visible Shiuers (1987), and Selected Poems 1963-87 (1988). He has had pubtications in more than ten countries, and has been awarded the Alice Hunt Bartlett Pize in 1970 and the Cholmondely Award in 1971.

Close friend to numerous American poets, includ- ing Ted Berrigan and Robert Creeley, Raworth has continued to have an influence on both American and British poetry through his extensive reading tours. Like his poetry, Raworth's performances are marked by quick and mercurial mental shifts. As Colin MacCabe has written in The Times Literary Supplement of Raworth's writing: "Raworth's minimal line, with rarely more than four words and little punctuation, is crucially important to the process of unfreezing the frame, of cutting across the certainties of eye and larynx.

They met in an empty classroom talked stratery and philosophy deepest levels of the self treated with a chemical substance out of dreams, visions, intuitions eternally turned toward some total moment when the screen laughed without knowing how or why he turned off the radio to believe it picked out of the Iandscape small polished objects materials for deep interpretation in the structure of reality the mysteries, they held nervous despondency white pillars moving in semi-darkness blue wings, blue robes, the sun not dazzling but soft suggested he should inspire a current of magical force the significance of these passages finally produced paintings unapparent to others better results than pure ritual unaffected by the alterations his psyche had entered sequence into early morning all seemed strange fenced in, isolated from the city he heard a vast rustling she saved his correspondence narcissus petals floating down tagged with an extra recollection of what they'd done create coincidences so bizarre he imagined accidents all the time against this awareness she unzips her skirt interested in the way covert training disappears in its own glow 58 others couldn't fail to notice crawling with ants enhanced and rendered within her submerged trap absolutely alone all day any attempt at ordinary mysticism took form once found out there would be no time for fear composed wholly of expression in no hurry to leave geometric guidelines never made an error 59 in a haze of nerve-gas he fell backwards in pure reflex drifted down the access tube full of references altered to magni$r a feeling of rightness abstract patterns shifting into jagged vertical tattoos whirling the line through long arcs learning to adjust the way flames leapt in all that magnificence into flashing monochrome images created in his wake TOM RAWORTH Born in London, England, in 1938, Tom Raworth was educated at St.

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