Book Description

First edition. Routledge. London. 1942. Sm 8vo. 40pp. Original paper wraps. Price unclipped. Slight chipping to spine, light marking/soiling to lower cover. J.F. Hendry was born in Glasgow in 1912. During World War II he served in the Royal Artillery and the Intelligence Corps. He married Theodora Ussai, a Slovenian-American who died during a bombing raid in the Blitz in London, two days after the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia. Before she died, the couple had edited The Penguin Book of Scottish Short Stories (1943). 'The Orchestral Mountain' (1943), an elegy for his wife, was Hendry's last published work for three decades: 'Ruins of Man' which was due for publication in 1944 has never been published. One of the 'New Apocalyptics' Hendry was the pioneering editor, with Henry Treece, of the three anthologies, The New Apocalypse (1939), White Horsemen (1941) and Crown and Sickle (1944). Marimarusa, his epic poem about the polar ocean, which Hendry wrote in 1946-7 was not published until 1977. Chair at University of Laurentian, he died in Toronto in 1986. "I offer you inspirations in crates of munitions. My poems are cool water to drink in bomb-craters. I erect wires of barbed Speech in action to cripple the deliberate hunter of human freedom. You will pardon us, Hitler, if perhaps our laughter is red"
Author Hendry, James Findlay
Date 1942
Binding Original paper wraps
Publisher Routledge
Pages 40

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