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Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology (Oxford World's Classics)

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Description for Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback. 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 poets. 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. Editor(s): Kendall, Tim. Series: Oxford World's Classics. Num Pages: 368 pages. BIC Classification: 3JJF; DCQ; HBWN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 128 x 195 x 17. Weight in Grams: 256.
'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?' 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. ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
OUP Oxford
Condition
New
Series
Oxford World's Classics
Number of Pages
368
Place of Publication
Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN
9780198703204
SKU
9780198703204
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About
Tim Kendall has taught at the universities of Oxford, Newcastle, and Bristol before becoming Professor and Head of English at the University of Exeter. His publications include Modern English War Poetry (OUP, 2006), The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry (ed.) (OUP, 2007), and The Art of Robert Frost (Yale UP, 2012). He is currently writing ... Read more

Reviews for Poetry of the First World War: An Anthology (Oxford World's Classics)
[It] will provide the best critical introduction to [the war poets'] body of work as its authority and accuracy supplants previous anthologies.
Agenda
extraordinary in scope ... an anthology to keep and treasure. Strongly Recommended for any secondary school or college library.
Martin Axford, The School Librarian
Of all the (many) books I've read over the ... Read more

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