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ISBN13: 9780141180090
ISBN10: 0141180099
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Unrivaled in its range and intensity, the poetry of World War I continues to have a powerful effect on readers. This newly edited anthology reflects the diverse experiences of those who lived through the war, bringing together the words of poets, soldiers, and civilians affected by the conflict. Here are famous verses by Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, and Wilfred Owen; poetry by women writing from the home front; and the anonymous lyrics of soldiers' songs. Arranged thematically, the selections take the reader through the war's stages, from conscription to its aftermath, and offer a blend of voices that is both unique and profoundly moving.

Synopsis:

The recent PBS 8-part miniseries THE GREAT WAR sparked renewed interest in the First World War. More than photographs or eyewitness reports, the poetry written during the embedded the horror of the war in our consciousness. Now, supplemented with five new poems, the works of 38 British, European, and American writers collected here include some of the most outstanding and poignant poems of this century.

About the Author

George Walter is a lecturer in English at Sussex University and the editor of multiple volumes of Ivor Gurney's poetry.

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simonpayne80, May 8, 2006 (view all comments by simonpayne80)
an excellent look into the the representation of attitudes in the literature of ww1. a important book on the time period. 5 *****
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780141180090
Subtitle:
Revised Edition
Editor:
Silkin, Jon
Editor:
Silkin, Jon
Author:
Various
Author:
Silkin, Jon
Author:
Walter, George
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
War poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Publication Date:
19970501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.80x5.09x.76 in. .50 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The recent PBS 8-part miniseries THE GREAT WAR sparked renewed interest in the First World War. More than photographs or eyewitness reports, the poetry written during the embedded the horror of the war in our consciousness. Now, supplemented with five new poems, the works of 38 British, European, and American writers collected here include some of the most outstanding and poignant poems of this century.
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