Cypress Walk. Letters from Alun Lewis to Freda Aykroyd #2020

Cypress Walk. Letters from Alun Lewis to Freda Aykroyd By Alun Lewis Cypress Walk Letters from Alun Lewis to Freda Aykroyd In July the young Welsh poet and soldier Alun Lewis already recognized as one of the outstanding writers of his generation arrived on sick leave at the house near Madras India of Freda Aykroyd
  • Title: Cypress Walk. Letters from Alun Lewis to Freda Aykroyd
  • Author: Alun Lewis
  • ISBN: 9781904634300
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Cypress Walk. Letters from Alun Lewis to Freda Aykroyd By Alun Lewis In July 1943 the young Welsh poet and soldier Alun Lewis, already recognized as one of the outstanding writers of his generation, arrived on sick leave at the house near Madras, India of Freda Aykroyd, a devotee of literature and the wife of a British scientist Lewis and Aykroyd fell in love instantly Their affair, which lasted until Lewis s mysterious death on the ArakaIn July 1943 the young Welsh poet and soldier Alun Lewis, already recognized as one of the outstanding writers of his generation, arrived on sick leave at the house near Madras, India of Freda Aykroyd, a devotee of literature and the wife of a British scientist Lewis and Aykroyd fell in love instantly Their affair, which lasted until Lewis s mysterious death on the Arakan Front in March 1944, inspired some of the finest of his wartime poems as well as an extraordinary cache of letters published here for the first time The letters throw fresh light on Lewis s passionate and troubled nature and the background to his literary output at a time when he was at the height of his creative powers In her preface, Freda Aykroyd charts the haunting story of their relationship and its tragic outcome.
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      Lewis was born in Cwmaman on the 1st July 1915.When he was 11 he won a scholarship to Cowbridge Grammar School, and it was here that he began to write well crafted, thought provoking fiction A bright and sensitive boy, his talent for writing was evident from a young age and didn t go unnoticed by his teachers he had several stories, including The Tale of the Dwarf and The End of the Hunt , published in his school magazine, The Bovian.At 17 he won another scholarship to study History at Aberystwyth University, achieving first class honours, and in 1935 he moved to Manchester to study for his MA with the intention of becoming a teacher When his training was complete he taught at Lewis Boys School in Pengam.A pacifist by nature, Lewis appeared to have no intention of joining the army when the Second World War cast its shadow over Britain, but he eventually joined the Royal Engineers and later qualified as a Second Lieutenant despite how unhappy military life made him He was stationed with the South Wales Borderers until December 1942, where he arrived at a new station in Nira, India In the same year his poetry collection Raiders Dawn was published It would be the only collection published during his lifetime.Just over a year later, in February 1944, Lewis was moved to Burma There he and his men fought the Japanese on the front line, despite Lewis s rank meaning he could have remained at headquarters Though he missed his wife, his family and his home, and struggled with severe depression, he was determined to fight for what he believed was right.A month later, on the 5th March, 1944, Lewis was found shot in the head after shaving and washing, and died from the wound six hours later He was 28 years old Though it is widely believed to have been a tragic accident, there are others who believe Lewis s death was a suicide One thing we can be certain of is that his premature death was a great loss to Welsh, and indeed British, literature.In 2015, Lewis s centenary year, Seren reprinted his Collected Poems, Collected Stories and Letters to My Wife, and also published his previously lost novel, Morlais.

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