Letter dated 6 February 1943

Subject

English Literature - 20th Century

Description

Manuscript letter from Tripoli including the story of an Italian family, from Sicily, who had moved in Libya in 1912, after the Italo-Turkish war. The narration provides an insight in the recent history of the Libyan colony and in the current war as was perceived by the Italian settlers. Also mentioning Sicilian festivals, war prisoners, Jarmain's birthday, the desert, Roman ruins, nurses. Also mentioning his writing, the poem 'For Alamein' and the Hungarian author Mihaly Foldi.
John Jarmain was teaching Italian at Millfield School in Street, Somerset, before the war.

Creator

Jarmain; John (1911-1944); poet

Source

Letters of John Jarmain EUL MS 413

Date

1943-02-06-07

Contributor

University of Exeter

Rights

University of Exeter. The digital object(s) attached to this record are available for you to use for educational purposes only under licence from the University of Exeter.

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Original Format

paper