56. Thomas Dilworth on David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet

David Jones

The story of the eccentric and exceptionally talented David Jones, who couldn’t wait to go off to the trenches, makes for a fascinating biography and is the subject of this talk by Thomas Dilworth. ‘Those interested in Jones’s art…or in his singular poetry, will not be disappointed with the careful, delicate way Dilworth connects them to his confounding story.

But the real joy of his book is not analytical. It is that it makes Jones so vivid.’ Hear about the making of this biography that took thirty years to write.


Thomas Dilworth