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Blunden features in University of Texas World at War exhibition


To mark the centenary the University of Texas is hosting a special exhibition using materials from its Ransom Center's extensive collections.

In 1965 Edmund Blunden sold many of his early manuscripts to the University of Texas who were at the time looking to establish a collection of WW1 writings. This exhibition displays many of those manuscripts and runs until August 2014.

Click on the link below to see some of the materials from the Blunden collection that feature in the exhibition.

Particularly striking are the images of Undertones of War with the annotations Blunden made in his own copy. There is also the Preface he wrote for the second edition written as an annotation in his personal copy.

You can see a working of his poem Vlamertinghe :Passing the Chateau written during the same period as Undertones when he was in Japan from 1924 -27.

We show too the second letter Blunden wrote to Sassoon in a correspondence which lasted forty years which has recently been published by Pickering and Chatto. Next to that is an image of The Harbingers inscribed by Blunden to Sassoon. This copy was donated by Carol Rothkopf who edited the Blunden/Sassoon letters.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

View Blunden materials from the exhibition

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