Henry Williamson

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Henry Williamson (1.12., 1895 - 13.8. 1977) je bio plodni engleski pisac poznat po pridoslovnim i djelima iz društvene historije. Njegova najpoznatija knjiga je Tarka the Otter, roman koji opisuje život jedne vidre, adaptiran u popularni film iz 1979. godine.

Na Williamsonov život i djelo je najveći utjecaj imalo odrastanje u blizini ruralnog Kenta, gdje je razvio snažnu ljubav prema prirodi. Kao mladić je sudjelovao u prvom svjetskom ratu, čija će traumatična iskustva imati snažnog utjecaja na njegov književni opus, ali i političke stavove. To se posebno odnosilo na Božićno primirje zahvaljujući kojem je stekao uvjerenje da Britanija i Njemačka više nikada ne smiju ići u rat.

Godine 1935. Williamson je posjetio skup nacista u Nürnbergu koji je na njega ostavio snažan dojam, pogotovo Hitlerjugend. Dvije godine kasnije se priključio Mosleyevoj Britanskoj uniji fašista. Na početku drugog svjetskog rata je bio kraće vrijeme interniran.

Nakon rata se posvetio pisanju ciklusa romana A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight. Do kraja života je ostao frustriran zbog toga što mu vlada, usprkos književnog talenta, nije odala priznanje.

Bibliografija[uredi - уреди]

  • The Flax of Dreams - tetralogija o životu Willieja Maddisona
    • The Beautiful Years (1921)
    • Dandelion Days (1922)
    • The Dream of Fair Women (1924)
    • The Pathway (1928)
  • A Chronicle of Ancient Sunlight - poluautobiografska serija od 15 knjiga koja opisuje život Phillipa Maddisona od rođenja do ranih 1950-ih.
    • The Dark Lantern (1951)
    • Donkey Boy (1952)
    • Young Phillip Maddison (1953)
    • How Dear Is Life (1954)
    • A Fox Under My Cloak (1955)
    • The Golden Virgin (1957)
    • Love and the Loveless (1958)
    • A Test to Destruction (1960)
    • The Innocent Moon (1961)
    • It Was the Nightingale (1962)
    • The Power of the Dead (1963)
    • The Phoenix Generation (1965)
    • A Solitary War (1967)
    • Lucifer Before Sunrise (1967)
    • The Gale of the World (1969)
  • Ostala djela
    • The Lone Swallows (1922)
    • The Peregrine’s Saga, and Other Stories of the Country Green (1923)
    • The Old Stag (1926)
    • Tarka the Otter (1927)
    • The Linhay on the Downs (1929)
    • The Ackymals (1929)
    • The Wet Flanders Plain (1929)
    • The Patriot’s Progress (1930)
    • The Village Book (1930)
    • The Labouring Life (1932)
    • The Wild Red Deer of Exmoor (1931)
    • The Star-born (1933)
    • The Gold Falcon or the Haggard of Love (1933)
    • On Foot in Devon (1933)
    • The Linhay on the Downs and Other Adventures in the Old and New Worlds (1934)
    • Devon Holiday (1935)
    • Salar the Salmon (1935)
    • Goodbye West Country (1937)
    • The Children of Shallowford (1939)
    • The Story of a Norfolk Farm (1941)
    • Genius of Friendship: T.E. Lawrence (1941)
    • As the Sun Shines (1941)
    • The Incoming of Summer (undated)
    • Life in A Devon Village (1945)
    • Tales of a Devon Village (1945)
    • The Sun in the Sands (1945)
    • The Phasian Bird (1948)
    • The Scribbling Lark (1949)
    • Tales of Moorland and Estuary (1953)
    • A Clearwater Stream (1958)
    • In The Woods, a biographical fragment (1960)
    • The Scandaroon (1972)
  • Posthumna djela koja je izdalo Društvo Henryja Williamsona
    • Days of Wonder (1987)
    • From a Country Hilltop (1988)
    • A Breath of Country Air (2 vols, 1990-91)
    • Spring Days in Devon, and other Broadcasts (1992)
    • Pen and Plough: Further Broadcasts (1993)
    • Threnos for T.E. Lawrence and Other Writings (1994)
    • Green Fields and Pavements (1995)
    • The Notebook of a Nature-lover (1996)
    • Words on the West Wind: Selected Essays from The Adelphi (2000)
    • Indian Summer Notebook: A Writer's Miscellany (2001)
    • Heart of England: Contributions to the Evening Standard, 1939-41 (2003)
    • Chronicles of a Norfolk Farmer: Contributions to the Daily Express, 1937-39 (2004)
    • Stumberleap, and other Devon Writings: Contributions to the Daily Express and Sunday Express, 1915-1935 (2005)

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