Review of “A Lost Wood” (1925)
H. M. Tomlinson (writer).
Read in 2021.
Starting from an argument over whether it was the literature of Rousseau or the price of bread that started the French Revolution, Tomlinson satirizes his own time, the age of petrol, reform, and urban construction projects reminiscent of the Battle of the Ancre.
An essay, at once rambling and dense with ironic humour, mourning nature and humanism in a style that seems ahead of its time.