Places of the Mind: Life and Work of James Thomson

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The poet James Thomson (1834-82) was author of the pessimistic masterpiece THE CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT, which Herman Melville described as 'a modern Book of Job'. Born into a millenialist family, reared in a London Scottish orphanage, Thomson was an early member of the Corps of Army Schoolmasters. Expelled from the Army for insubordination, he wrote for the weekly freethought NATIONAL REFORMER where he published pioneering translations of Leopardi, versions of Heine, prose satires on church affairs and biting criticism of ...

Places of the Mind: Life and Work of James Thomson 1993, Jonathan Cape Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780224031189

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