Writers predeceased by their works. Not that I’m trying to discourage you…

Gibson went on to publish the most widely read book of (first world) war poetry by a non-combatant, including the very popular “Breakfast”, an instant candidate for any new edition of The Stuffed Owl. But in the wake of the war, and with the rise of modernism, his fame quickly faded. Poignantly, Gibson himself was only too conscious of his short lease. In 1934, according to Hollis, he wrote to Frost to say, “I am one of those unlucky writers whose books have predeceased him”.

Source: Guardian.

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