The publication of of Walter de la Mare’s celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of his death. It is also the culmination of a major literary enterprise.
For many people Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) is as great a writer of fiction as of poetry. But the majority of his short stories, of which there are a hundred, have long been unavailable.
There was always a creative counterpoint between the themes and imagery of his prose and his poetry – such as the dream, childhood, the house, night, love lost and regained, solitude and the traveler. A full understanding of either is impossible without knowledge of both.
Unsettled and Unsettling
It could certainly be said that Walter de la Mare has been neglected for far too long. Faber & Faber, who published his work for many years, are bringing out a small volume of his selected poems, but...Read more