Poetry of The First World War: An Anthology
Price: 13.49 GBP
Author: Kendall, Tim (edited with an introduction and notes by)
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Jacket Condition No jacket
Edition First Thus
Size 8vo - over 7¾
Publisher Oxford University Press 2017
ISBN Number 0198797370 / 9780198797371
Inventory No. BK0015
New hardback. Green cloth. RRP £14.99. First impression of this new edition. The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent, from poets whose words commemorate the conflict as enduringly as monuments in stone. Their poems 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, Siegfried Sassoon, 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. The work of each poet is prefaced with a biographical account that sets the poems in their historical context. In addition, Tim Kendall's introduction charts the history of the war poets' reception and challenges prevailing myths about their progress from idealism to bitterness. 145 x 224 x 33 (mm). pp. xlv, 312.
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