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The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (Penguin Classics) - Jon Silkin, George Walter, Various
The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (Penguin Classics)
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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.... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141181905 (0141181907)
ASIN: 141181907
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Nigeyb
Nigeyb rated it
4.0 "The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry"
Some very interesting information in the introduction that I hadn't realised. It's all quite obvious in retrospect but it was still a series of lightbulb moments for me so I'll make reference to it. The reason why there were hundreds of thousands of poems written and published during World War One w...
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (Penguin Classics)
IntroductionAcknowledgementsA Note on the TextPrelude--On the idle hill of summer, A. E. Housman1 Your Country Needs You'Let the foul Scene proceed'--Channel Firing, Thomas Hardy--The Eve of War, Geoffrey Faber--On Receiving the First News of the War, Isaac Rosenberg--The Marionettes, Walter de la M...
Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (Penguin Classics)
IntroductionAcknowledgementsA Note on the TextPrelude--On the idle hill of summer, A. E. Housman1 Your Country Needs You'Let the foul Scene proceed'--Channel Firing, Thomas Hardy--The Eve of War, Geoffrey Faber--On Receiving the First News of the War, Isaac Rosenberg--The Marionettes, Walter de la M...
XLeptodactylous
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2.0 The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (Penguin Classics)
It is difficult for me to know what I should be reviewing here: the poetry within or the entire collection? I would give the poetry five stars, for it is an absolutely fantastic collection of poetry that can never be stopped in telling the gruesome truth of War and All. It also features poetry by wo...
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