Some of you might have surfed to this site by mistake, expecting, maybe, to find the latest issue of an electronic Monkees tribute fanzine. Still others of you might have been intrigued by the appearance of such an unknown and unassuming name among the illustrious ranks of high modernists such as Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams. So you must be thinking by now--who's this David Jones?
David Jones was a Welshman during a time when the English/Irish question consumed the British Isles. He was a Catholic convert at a time when the dominant Protestant culture started to doubt God's existence. He was a guildsman within a booming industrial society, but a soldier among guildsmen. Yet, in his attempts to find a suitable artistic form for a world he saw crumbling about him, he was as modernist as Joyce, Pound, or Cezanne.
A list of Jones' written works, along with the books, journal articles, and scholarly whatnot about those works.
Offerings from In Parenthesis and The Anathemata, plus some of Jones' musings about the nature of art and life from his book of essays, Epoch and Artist.
A brief synopsis of the life of David Jones. Where did he go? Who did he meet? And what did he learn from them?
Some of Jones' watercolors and etchings, of which most remain in private collections around the world.
A discussion of the how Jones' thirty years of experience as a continually innovative visual artist appeared in his first experience as a poet, and how the experiment of In Parenthesis transformed his visual style once again.
Although, to my knowledge, there are no other web sites dealing with Jones himself, I've included a short list of links revelant to the period in which he lived and worked.
I welcome your questions, comments, criticisms, and other various forms of feedback.