Poetry Of The First World War

Author: Tim Kendall
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199581444
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A new anthology that combines generous selections from well-known soldier poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon with work by civilian and women writers. A general introduction places Great War poetry in its contexts and the work of each poet is prefaced with a biographical account that explains the circumstances of composition.

The Cambridge Companion To The Poetry Of The First World War

Author: Santanu Das
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107018234
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Offers a major re-examination of the poetry of the First World War at the start of the war's centennial commemoration.

Women S Poetry Of The First World War

Author: Nosheen Khan
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813116778
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Anthem For Doomed Youth

Author: Jon Stallworthy
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472110056
Size: 12,63 MB
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Leading poet and former professor of English Literature, Jon Stallworthy, tells the story of the lives and work of twelve major poets of the First World War and provides selections of their best work. The First World War began with flag-waving, parades and poets inspired by abstract ideals. In part this reflected the national mood , but it revealed an almost universal failure to understand what modern mass warfare would really mean. The story of the 'war poets' is also the story of an awakening to the full horror of what the twentieth century came to know as 'The Great War'. Wilfred Owen said, 'My subject is War - and the pity of War'. He also said 'true Poets must be truthful'. The best war poetry was the work of writers who were also serving soldiers and was born out of their desire to tell the truth about what it was to be a soldier in the trenches - what it felt like, what it did to you and what it did to your fellow soldiers, friend or foe. The greatness of the poetry lay not just in the writer's talent, but in the unflinching accuracy with which it portrayed their terrible circumstances.

Poetry Of The First World War

Author: Marcus Clapham
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509848797
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The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in modern history and produced horrors undreamed of by the young men who cheerfully volunteered for a war that was supposed to be over by Christmas. Whether in the patriotic enthusiasm of Rupert Brooke, the disillusionment of Charles Hamilton Sorley, or the bitter denunciations of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, the war produced an astonishing outpouring of powerful poetry. Edited by author and editor Marcus Clapham, the major poets are all represented in this beautiful Macmillan Collector’s Library anthology, Poetry of the First World War, alongside many others whose voices are less well known, and their verse is accompanied by contemporary motifs. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Wordsworth Book Of First World War Poetry

Author: Marcus Clapham
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853264443
Size: 13,98 MB
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This anthology serves as an introduction to the poetry of World War I, and the inclusion of a number rarely anthologized poets, many from the ranks, as well as anonymous poems and songs, attmepts to bring a quality of freshness to the selection.

The Penguin Book Of First World War Poetry

Author: Matthew George Walter
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141922885
Size: 20,39 MB
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This anthology reflects the diversity of voices it contains: the poems are arranged thematically and the themes reflect the different experiences of war not just for the soldiers but for those left behind. This is what makes this volume more accessible and satisfying than others. In addition to the established canon there are poems rarely anthologised and a selection of soldiers' songs to reflect the voices of the soldiers themselves.

British Poets Of The Great War

Author: Fred D. Crawford
Editor: Susquehanna Univ Pr
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English Poetry Of The First World War

Author: Catherine W. Reilly
Size: 14,36 MB
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Cambridge Poets Of The Great War

Author: Michael Copp
Editor: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838638774
Size: 10,37 MB
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This anthology contains 155 poems by forty-nine poets, all of whom have connections with Cambridge University. The poems have been selected to represent a comprehensive range of responses: patriotic, protest, satirical, realistic, elegiac, pastoral, and homoerotic. The introduction provides analytical notes on all the poems. Three appendixes discuss Charles Sorley's comments on Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon's statement of protest, and A.E. Tomlinson's scathing attack on Brooke.