22717 HURD, Michael :
THE ORDEAL OF IVOR GURNEY .
Oxford University Press, 1978 . First Edition 8vo pp. xi + 230 Illustrated , index, index of works. Original owners signature else Very Good hardcover in Very Good price clipped dust jacket.
Ivor Gurney composer and poet, He was born in Gloucester in 1890 and fought on The Western Front in WWI The 1914-18 war had such a profound affect on him and he wrote some of his most important poems through this period. This book chronicles through brilliant and amusing letters so movingly his descent into madness.