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

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

Tim Kendall


the 1st global battle produced a unprecedented flowering of poetic expertise. Its poets mark the clash in ways in which are either intensely own and as enduring as any monument. Their strains have come to specific the emotions of a country concerning the horrors and results of war.

This new anthology offers a definitive list of the achievements of the good warfare poets and gives a clean evaluation of the paintings at the centenary of the nice War's outbreak. concentrating on the poets themselves, the ebook is geared up via author, no longer subject matter or chronology. It deals beneficiant choices from the distinguished soldier-poets, together with Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Rupert Brooke, while additionally incorporating much less famous writing by means of civilian and girls poets. it is also formerly unpublished poems via Ivor Gurney.

A normal advent charts the background of the conflict poets' reception and demanding situations winning myths in regards to the conflict poets' development from idealism to bitterness. The paintings of every poet is prefaced with a biographical account that units the poems of their ancient context.

Although the battle has now handed out of dwelling reminiscence, its haunting of our language and tradition has now not been exorcised. Its poetry survives since it maintains to talk to and approximately us.

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