By Joy Davidman,Don W. King
The first complete 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initially seemed in her Letter to a Comrade (1938), 40 different released poems, and greater than 2 hundred formerly unpublished poems that got here to gentle in a impressive 2010 discovery.
Of designated curiosity is Davidman's series of forty-five love sonnets to C. S. Lewis, which supply beautiful proof of her non secular struggles in regards to her emotions for Lewis, her feel of God's operating in her lonely lifestyles, and her mounting frustration with Lewis for holding her at arm's size emotionally and physically.
Readers of those Davidman poems -- prepared chronologically via Don King -- will detect 3 routine, overarching subject matters: God, demise, and immortality; politics, together with capitalism and communism; and (the such a lot by means of some distance) 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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A Naked Tree by Joy Davidman,Don W. King