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Poetry of the First World War

An Anthology
(Book - 2013)
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The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent, poets whose words commemorate the conflict more personally and as enduringly as monuments in stone. Lines such as 'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?' and 'They shall not grow old, as they that are leftgrow old' have come to express the feelings of a nation about the horrors and aftermath of war. This new anthology provides a definitive record of the achievements of the Great War poets. As well as offering generous selections from the celebrated soldier-poets, including Wilfred Owen, SiegfriedSassoon, Rupert Brooke, and Ivor Gurney, it also incorporates less well-known writing by civilian and women poets. Music hall and trench songs provide a further lyrical perspective on the War. A general introduction charts the history of the war poets' reception and challenges prevailing mythsabout the war poets' progress from idealism to bitterness. The work of each poet is prefaced with a biographical account that sets the poems in their historical context. Although the War has now passed out of living memory, its haunting of our language and culture has not been exorcised. Its poetry survives because it continues to speak to and about us.
Title: Poetry of the First World War
an anthology
Published: Oxford :, Oxford University Press,, 2013.
Characteristics: xlv, 312 pages,21 cm.
Contents: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
A. E. Housman ( (1859-1936)
May Sinclair (1863-1939)
W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Lauence Binyon (1869-1943)
Charlotte Mew (1869-1928)
Robert Service (1874-1958)
Edward Thomas (1878-1917)
Wilfrid Gibson (1878-1962)
Mary Borden (1886-1968)
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967)
Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
Julian Grenfell (1888-1915)
T. P. Cameron Wilson (1888-1918)
Patrick Shaw Stewart (1888-1917)
Ivor Gurney (1890-1937)
Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918)
Arthur Graeme West (1891-1917)
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
Margaret Postgate Cole (1893-1980)
May Wedderburn Cannan (1893-1973)
Charles Sorley (1895-1915)
Robert Graves (1895-1985)
David Jones (1895-1974)
Edmund Blunden (1896-1974)
Edgell Rickword (1898-1982)
Music-hall and trench songs.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Kendall, Tim 1970-
Alternate Title: Poetry of the 1st World War
ISBN: 9780199581443
0199581444
Branch Call Number: 821.912 POE
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Tim Kendall
Subject Headings: World War, 1914-1918 Poetry. English poetry 20th century. War poetry, English.
Topical Term: World War, 1914-1918
English poetry
War poetry, English.
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