By Joy Davidman,Don W. King
The first accomplished selection of Davidman's poetry, A bare Tree comprises 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initially seemed in her Letter to a Comrade (1938), 40 different released poems, and greater than 2 hundred formerly unpublished poems that got here to gentle in a awesome 2010 discovery.
Of designated curiosity is Davidman's series of forty-five love sonnets to C. S. Lewis, which provide beautiful facts of her religious struggles in regards to her emotions for Lewis, her feel of God's operating in her lonely existence, and her mounting frustration with Lewis for conserving her at arm's size emotionally and physically.
Readers of those Davidman poems -- prepared chronologically through Don King -- will realize 3 routine, overarching issues: God, demise, and immortality; politics, together with capitalism and communism; and (the so much by means of a long way) 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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