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Now All Roads Lead To France Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets Now All Roads Lead to France is an account of his final five years centred on his extraordinary friendship with R

  • Title: Now All Roads Lead To France
  • Author: Matthew Hollis
  • ISBN: 9780571245987
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Now All Roads Lead To France By Matthew Hollis, Edward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets Now All Roads Lead to France is an account of his final five years, centred on his extraordinary friendship with Robert Frost and Thomas s fatal decision to fight in the war.The book also evokes an astonishingly creative moment in English literature, when London was a battleground for neEdward Thomas was perhaps the most beguiling and influential of First World War poets Now All Roads Lead to France is an account of his final five years, centred on his extraordinary friendship with Robert Frost and Thomas s fatal decision to fight in the war.The book also evokes an astonishingly creative moment in English literature, when London was a battleground for new, ambitious kinds of writing A generation that included W B Yeats, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost and Rupert Brooke were making it new vehemently and pugnaciously.These larger than life characters surround a central figure, tormented by his work and his marriage But as his friendship with Frost blossomed, Thomas wrote poem after poem, and his emotional affliction began to lift In 1914 the two friends formed the ideas that would produce some of the most remarkable verse of the twentieth century But the War put an ocean between them Frost returned to the safety of New England while Thomas stayed to fight for the Old It is these roads taken and those not taken that are at the heart of this remarkable book, which culminates in Thomas s tragic death on Easter Monday 1917.
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    1. Not quite a biography, but a very good analysis of Thomas and his poetry and also his friendship with Robert Frost Hollis s style does not lead to a light touch, but his analysis of the poetry is excellent Thomas was a complex character, who came late to poetry, having been a prose writer, reviewer and critic It was his friendship with Frost that really stimulated his poetic endeavours Thomas does not come across as a particularly likeable character, but Hollis analyses and explains his attitude [...]

    2. A poet on a poet.Remarkably, Edward Thomas would not start writing poetry until the last 3 years of his life Prior to that, he was a Literary Reviewer and author of a number of prose works, largely non fiction, although he did write one not very successful novel It was his great friend and fellow poet Robert Frost who encouraged him to write in this form Frost was convinced from reading Thomas s prose that this was his natural mode of communication Thomas took some convincing But Frost was right [...]

    3. Although the subject of the book is Edward Thomas and particularly focusing on his relationship with his wife and his friendship with Robert Frost, the real hero of this biography is poetry It s possible for authors to approach the subject of their biographies from various points across a spectrum, which ranges from outright admiration and all round praise of their subject, to disdainful character assassination There are well written and interesting books that have been produced across the entir [...]

    4. Last October I started reading Robert Macfarlane s The Old Ways I still haven t finished it in part because in the first few pages, as Macfarlane is hiking the ancient Icknield Way, he recalls a previous hiker and writer Edward Thomas whom he calls the guiding spirit of this book Like most Americans, my primary association with Thomas is Robert Frost The two men became best friends, irreplaceable friends, walking and talking through the countryside when Frost was living in England just before Wo [...]

    5. There are only two things I don t like about this book One is the photograph of the intense looking man on the front and back of the cover So far as I can see this is not Edward Thomas, because there are two photographs of Thomas in the middle of the volume and he doesn t look like that These photos are very poetic looking model who in fact resembles Rupert Brooke But Rupert Brooke is really out these days, while Thomas is increasingly in.The other thing I don t like is that I didn t write this [...]

    6. I started to read this book because of the evocative title it sounded like poetry It was poetry from the poem Roads by Edward Thomas, written in January 1916 Now all roads lead to FranceAnd heavy is the treadOf the living but the deadReturning lightly dance This books tells of the last years of Edward Thomas, critic and writer, who feared at the age of 36 that he was becoming a hack When Robert Frost was living in England, Thomas met Frost They became close friends, and continued to correspond a [...]

    7. Follows Edward Thomas from the opening of the Munro bookshop in England to his WWI death Also an interesting aspect was the Robert Frost elementFrost was the earliest supporter of Thomas and encouraged him to try his hand at poetry

    8. This book does not belong to the genre that I normally read, in fact I didn t even know who Edward Thomas was I bought this book for two reasons it was in the discount bin in the bookstore, heavily discounted, secondly the artillery pieces on the cover of book misled me somewhat into thinking that this book would be skewed towards WWI action It was left on my bookshelf for than a year since I bought it and I only picked it up to read because this is the centennial year of the start of WWI.Let m [...]

    9. This is my first review for and I am still at the early stage of reading this book, but I am totally entranced I m not sure why I am not a keen poetry reader and the man himself, Edward Thomas, is not the most appealing of people I was drawn to it from reading Robert Mcfarlane s The Old Ways which is a must read in itself since Thomas, the walker and poet, is the major inspiration for the book The appeal probably lies in the wrongly romantic atmospheric appeal of Edwardian London and the story o [...]

    10. Edward Thomas was a wonderful poet, and this is within a whisker or two of being a wonderful biography Hollis is a poet himself, and his analysis and description of the creative process is excellent as is his understanding of Thomas s complex personality The story of the relationship between Robert Frost and Edward Thomas is well known, but here it is subjected to intense scrutiny, with fascinating results My only reservations extremely pedantic, I know, but I mention them because they interfere [...]

    11. A must read Even if you aren t well versed in poetry or in the world of poetry, this book is interesting in its own merit It records the transition from Romanticism into Modernism through Edward Thomas literary career and entrance into poetry His friendship with Frost as outlined by this book is reason enough to read It s beautifully outlined by Hollis.

    12. If you don t like poetry then this is not the book for you There is a lot of technical stuff perhaps a bit too much for general appeal And this applies to the poems themselves too.I must admit for a prize winning book I was disappointed Thomas comes across as an uncharismatic, humourless character and there is little evidence of the close friendship with Frost like a pen pal.

    13. description from BBC A compelling exploration of the making of one of Britain s most influential First World War poets Edward Thomas, who is perhaps best remembered for his poem Adlestrop.Matthew Hollis s new biography is an account of Thomas s final five years and of his momentous and mutually inspiring friendship with the American poet, Robert Frost.Although an accomplished prose writer and literary critic, Edward Thomas only began writing poetry in 1914, at the age of 36 Before then, Thomas h [...]

    14. Book of the Week blurb A compelling exploration of the making of one of Britain s most influential First World War poets Edward Thomas, who is perhaps best remembered for his poem Adlestrop Matthew Hollis s new biography is an account of Thomas s final five years and of his momentous and mutually inspiring friendship with the American poet, Robert Frost Although an accomplished prose writer and literary critic, Edward Thomas only began writing poetry in 1914, at the age of 36 Before then, Thomas [...]

    15. THIS is a totally wonderful book, fully deserving of the praise it has received It s simply excellent throughout from every aspect the story is amazing both the central characters and that just before the First War world , and it so works to frame just the last four years of Thomas life 1913 onwards And it is brilliantly written.If I had to single out some highlights and as I say it is all good all throughout Winter 1914 is a stand out section pp 183 211 , I think, the time when Thomas ups one m [...]

    16. This is a partial biography of Edward Thomas, concentrating on the years just before and during the First World War In part due to the encouragement of Robert Frost, Thomas turned to poetry somewhat late in the day Prior to that he had known several poets, reviewed poetry books and written many prose works only one of them fiction He was an excellent and thoughtful critic, but most of the prose works were written to keep the wolf from the door behind which were Thomas himself, his wife Helen and [...]

    17. Regarded as one of the finest of the war poets The father of us all Ted Hughes , Edward Thomas only began his poetry career in the year before his untimely but fatalistically anticipated death at Arras on Easter Sunday 1917 The biography charts the last five years of his life from early meetings at The Poetry Bookshop in Bloomsbury to life in rural Hampshire and Gloucestershire, where the writing community of The Georgians scratched a living through reviewing each other s work Encounters with W. [...]

    18. Now All Roads Lead to France is a biographic account of the last years of Edward Thomas, the dearly loved English poet, and his great unbinding friendship with Robert Frost Working as a literary critic and a underpaid biographer, Edward Thomas s life is mostly embedded in depression and poverty until he meets Robert and is encouraged to write his own poetry The book looks to capture the late rise of this well known poet by setting his life story on its historic background, namely the first world [...]

    19. This is a sensational work and than deserving of the praise that it has received The book is remarkable on a number of levels including, but not limited to, the following its depiction of the friendship between Thomas and Robert Frost its analysis of the Georgian Imagist poetry scenes in London prior to the start of the was its absorbing portrait of what it was to be a hack writer who was also a a genuinely insightful reader of poetry and b a man who himself became a poet of the first rank who [...]

    20. Beautifully written, as befits a book by a poet, about a writer who came late to the form though the poetry of his prose I knew of Edward Thomas simply because he trained for service in the First World War at Hare Hall camp, close to where I now live Other than that he had not survived the conflict, I knew little Having read Now All Roads Lead to France I now know much about Edward Thomas, and about his times and about the other poets that he knew especially his friendship with Robert Frost Bu [...]

    21. This is an interesting evocation of the development of a poet and in particular of the creativity inspired mutually through the relationship with Frost I had always liked ET s poetry but the sad thing for me is that I went back to some of the poems and decided they were over rated The writing is not as polished as it should have been Some silly metaphors at one point the idea of going to the US is kicked into touch What on earth is a Rugby metaphor doing in a book about a man who would barely ha [...]

    22. I had never heard of Edward Thomas, nor his poetry, but I love reading books about writers artists and their progress to relative success I didn t like Thomas, thanks to his selfish attitude to his wife and children He was lucky with the women in his life,free to live as a single man Sometimes, I found myself wondering how on earth Helen, his wife, was feeding the children She was a far interesting character to me.However, I did enjoy reading about his struggles as a writer trying to make a dec [...]

    23. This is a very good, well observed biography focusing on the poetry of Edward Thomas It s unfortunate that he was such an unlikeable, narcissistic and unpleasant person It s doubly unfortunate that this discovery will forever color the way I look at his poetry which I ve modestly enjoyed up to now The account of a character s struggles with depression and de facto abandonment of his family are difficult to focus on knowing there s an impending war in which he s going to be killed I m afraid I wa [...]

    24. With his account of the final years of Edward Thomas s life, Hollis takes readers on a tour of the literary world, and, to a lesser extent, the world at large, at a time that everything must have seemed in turmoil to those who lived through it Literary revolutions Social revolutions Wars fought by machines as much as they were fought by people With Hollis s book and bibliography as a starting point, even someone who knows the era quite well could take a fresh look Of especial interest is the eff [...]

    25. This is a book about a poet written by one and Matthew Hollis has made a wonderful, somewhat melancholy biography of Edward Thomas life immensely pleasurable to read.The story of the Dymock poets and the relationship between Thomas and American poet Robert Frost so vital to the poetic development of them both is told with a warmth that creates an almost tangible bond between reader and poet.Loved it Only complaint and it isn t about the book itself is that when you read it on Kindle, as I did, t [...]

    26. Matthew Hollis has written a remarkable book chronicling the last years of Edward Thomas, which saw the man changed into a great poet As it is said many times in the book, poetry came to Thomas during those years, and Hollis has made a striking attempt at examining what has fueled this desire and kept it burning The book is never over informational and does a good job of joining historical and biographical facts in perfect doses to yield a pleasurable reading experience Highly recommended to peo [...]

    27. I read this alongside The Old Ways, and the two complemented each other nicely I have to say this was less compelling though, in part because less well written It s a portrait of the final years of the English lyric poet Edward Thomas, and especially of how his brief friendship with Robert Frost encouraged him to write poetry Interesting enough on the development of his poetic style, but it all felt a little unfocused, like reading just the final third of a heftier biography Perhaps the best I c [...]

    28. All I knew of Edward Thomas before reading this biography was his name in anthologies and a segment on him in the BBC s multipart history, The Great War and the Shaping of the Twentieth Century His deep friendship with Robert Frost was a revelation to me I am now moved to read his collected poems A quick scan of them reveals a great empathy with Frost but I think I sense a gentler personality behind them I am eager to see if my initial assessment proves true.

    29. A well written biography which was wonderfully researched I felt a much better understanding of the poet and how his poetry was informed by his prose writing, his love of walking in the countryside and his inner drive to attain something which was always eluding him Matthew Hollis writes without intruding with personal opinion whilst maintaining a sense of his love for the poetry and that is very rare.

    30. Edward Thomas was a man who struggled to love and give himself to his wife and children At the same time he wrote some of the finest poetry that reveals the lost world of pre WW1.In summary, an undesirable, sad and alienated character , but a fine poet, and a man who had Frost and the great Georgians as his friends and contempories

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