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Caribbean VisionaryA. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation$
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Selwyn R. Cudjoe

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781604731064

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.001.0001

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The Private Thoughts of a Political Man

The Private Thoughts of a Political Man

The Making of A. R. F. Webber, 1917–19

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(p.24) Chapter Two The Private Thoughts of a Political Man
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Caribbean Visionary
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Chris Goertzen

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.003.0003

This chapter focuses on Webber’s collection of poetry, Glints from an Anvil: Being Lines of Song, published in 1919. The seventeen poems contained in Glints, written between 1915 and 1918, reflect the disillusionment Webber felt during this period, and the comfort he received from his Christian beliefs and certain fundamental truths of life. In reading his poems, one cannot help but feel that Webber was fascinated by death, perhaps even a premonition of his early death.

Keywords:   Webber, poems, poetry, Christianity, death, life

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