• Poetry

Canadian Poetry from World War I

An Anthology
Author: Joel Baetz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 198
View: 369
This collection of verse from the men and women who experienced the first great war of the twentieth century includes Charles G.D. Roberts, Marjorie Pickthall, Helena Coleman, and Robert Service, among many others. Their poetry captures both the unfathomable loss and unequaled courage of the time. Includes biographical notes and historical references.

    • Poetry

Poetry of the First World War

An Anthology
Author: Tim Kendall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191642053
Category: Poetry
Page: 368
View: 1422
The First World War produced an extraordinary flowering of poetic talent, poets whose words commemorate the conflict more personally and as enduringly as monuments in stone. Lines such as 'What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?' and 'They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old' 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. A general introduction charts the history of the war poets' reception and challenges prevailing myths about the war poets' progress from idealism to bitterness. The work of each poet is prefaced with a biographical account that sets the poems in their historical context. Although the War has now passed out of living memory, its haunting of our language and culture has not been exorcised. Its poetry survives because it continues to speak to and about us.

    • Literary Collections

Cambridge Poets of the Great War

An Anthology
Author: Michael Copp
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838638774
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 266
View: 5265
This anthology contains 155 poems by forty-nine poets, all of whom have connections with Cambridge University. The poems have been selected to represent a comprehensive range of responses: patriotic, protest, satirical, realistic, elegiac, pastoral, and homoerotic. The introduction provides analytical notes on all the poems. Three appendixes discuss Charles Sorley's comments on Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon's statement of protest, and A.E. Tomlinson's scathing attack on Brooke.

    • Poetry

Civil War Poetry

An Anthology
Author: Paul Negri
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486298832
Category: Poetry
Page: 119
View: 6080
A superb selection of poems from both sides of the American Civil War, this compilation reflects the struggle's heroism, horror, exaltation, and anguish. More than 75 inspired works include famous poems by Melville, Emerson, Longfellow, Whittier, and Whitman, as well as lesser-known verse by Julia Ward Howe, Edwin Markham, and many others.

    • History

Tumult & Tears

An Anthology of Women’s First World War Poetry
Author: Vivien Newman
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473881900
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 890
During the First World War and its immediate aftermath, hundreds of women wrote thousands of poems on multiple themes and for many different purposes. Women’s poetry was published, sold (sometimes to raise funds for charities as diverse as ‘Beef Tea for Troops’ or ‘The Blue Cross Fund for Warhorses’), read, preserved, awarded prizes and often critically acclaimed. Tumult and Tears will demonstrate how women’s war poetry, like that of their male counterparts, was largely based upon their day-to-day lives and contemporary beliefs. Poems are placed within their wartime context. From war worker to parent; from serving daughter to grieving mother, sweetheart, wife; from writing whilst within earshot of the guns, whilst making the munitions of war, or whilst sitting in relative safety at home, these predominantly amateur, middle-class poets explore, with a few tantalising gaps, nearly every aspect of women’s wartime lives, from their newly public often uniformed roles to their sexuality.

    • History

Women on War

An International Anthology of Women's Writings from Antiquity to the Present
Author: Daniela Gioseffi
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558614093
Category: History
Page: 375
View: 5331
Presents an anthology of writings by over 150 women on the subject of war and peace.

    • Poetry

World War One British Poets

Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others
Author: Candace Ward
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048611323X
Category: Poetry
Page: 80
View: 7498
DIVRich selection of powerful, moving verse includes Brooke's "The Soldier," Owen's "Anthem for Doomed Youth," "In Flanders Fields," by Lieut. Col. McCrae, more by Hardy, Kipling, many others. /div

    • Biography & Autobiography

Voices in Wartime Anthology

A Collection of Narratives and Poems
Author: Andrew Himes,Jan Bultmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780972020534
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 244
View: 9656
Features essays, poems, and narratives that invoke the traumas of war, including classic works from such authors as Walt Whitman and Thomas Hardy as well as the writings of veterans and active-duty soldiers.

    • Literary Criticism

Poetry Of The Second World War


Author: Desmond Graham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446476332
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
View: 3125
Poetry of the Second World War brings to light a neglected chapter in world literature. In its chorus of haunting poetic voices, over a hundred of the most articulate minds of their generation record the true experience of the 1939-45 conflict, and its unending consequences. In keeping with its subject, it has an international scope, with poems from over twenty countries, including Japan, Australia, Europe, America and Russia; poems in which human responses echo each other across boundaries of culture and state. Auden, Brecht, Stevie Smith, Primo Levi, Zbigniew Herbert and Anna Akhmatova are set alongside the eloquence of unknown poets. The anthology has been arranged to bring out the chronological and cumulative human experience of the war: pre-war fears, air raids, the boredom, fear and camaraderie of military life; battle, occupation and resistance; surviving and the aftermath. Here at last, are the poems of the Holocaust, the Blitz, Hiroshima; of soldiers, refugees and disrupted lives. What emerges is a poetry capable of conveying the vast and terrible sweep of war.

    • Poetry

The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry

An Anthology
Author: Geoffrey Brock
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374105389
Category: Poetry
Page: 720
View: 8007
More than a century has now passed since F.T. Marinetti's famous "Futurist Manifesto" slammed the door on the nineteenth century and trumpeted the arrival of modernity in Europe and beyond. Since then, against the backdrop of two world wars and several radical social upheavals whose effects continue to be felt, Italian poets have explored the possibilities of verse in a modern age, creating in the process one of the great bodies of twentieth-century poetry. Even before Marinetti, poets such as Giovanni Pascoli had begun to clear the weedy rhetoric and withered diction from the once-glorious but by then decadent grounds of Italian poetry. And their winter labors led to an extraordinary spring: Giuseppe Ungaretti's wartime distillations and Eugenio Montale's "astringent music"; Umberto Saba's song of himself and Salvatore Quasimodo's hermetic involutions. After World War II, new generations--including such marvelously diverse poets as Sandro Penna, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Amelia Rosselli, Vittorio Sereni, and Raffaello Baldini--extended the enormous promise of the prewar era into our time. A surprising and illuminating collection, The FSG Book of 20th-Century Italian Poetry invites the reader to examine the works of these and other poets--seventy-five in all--in context and conversation with one another. Edited by the poet and translator Geoffrey Brock, these poems have been beautifully rendered into English by some of our finest English-language poets, including Seamus Heaney, Robert Lowell, Ezra Pound, Paul Muldoon, and many exciting younger voices.

    • Literary Criticism

War Poetry

An Introductory Reader
Author: Simon Featherstone
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415077507
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 287
View: 4346
War Poetry is a major new anthology of poetry combined with substantial introductory material. Demonstrating the full range and diversity of the writing which came out of both world wars, War Poetry includes selections from established and lesser-known poets. Among them are: * Wilfred Owen * HD * Isaac Rosenberg * Ivor Gurney * Alun Lewis * Hamish Henderson * Sorley Maclean * David Jones * Herbert Read The anthology also includes prose extracts from, among others: * Virginia Woolf * Bertrand Russell * Robert Graves * Edgell Rickword * Stephen Spender Featherstone's seven introductory chapters are invaluable for students and lovers of the genre, challenging the dominance of the English officer poets in the canon and providing exciting new ways of reading the poems. War Poetry is the first collection to provide such a wide range of material and such a clear and thorough guidance to the poems. It offers a new perspective on both poetry as a genre and the place of war poetry in contemporary culture.

    • History

"Words for the Hour"

A New Anthology of American Civil War Poetry
Author: Faith Barrett,Cristanne Miller
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 9781558495098
Category: History
Page: 401
View: 7857
A comprehensive anthology of Civil War poetry by a number of noted poets including Henry David Thoreau, Julia Ward Howe, Walt Whitman, and Emily Dickinson; and contains an historical timeline listing major battles and events of the war.

    • Poetry

In Parenthesis

Seinnyessit E Gledyf Ym Penn Mameu
Author: David Jones
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170366
Category: Poetry
Page: 224
View: 8948
"This writing has to do with some things I saw, felt, and was part of": with quiet modesty, David Jones begins a work that is among the most powerful imaginative efforts to grapple with the carnage of the First World War, a book celebrated by W.B. Yeats and T.S. Eliot as one of the masterpieces of modern literature. Fusing poetry and prose, gutter talk and high music, wartime terror and ancient myth, Jones, who served as an infantryman on the Western Front, presents a picture at once panoramic and intimate of a world of interminable waiting and unforeseen death. And yet throughout he remains alert to the flashes of humanity that light up the wasteland of war.

    • Literary Collections

The Oxford Book of War Poetry


Author: Jon Stallworthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199554536
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 358
View: 7258
There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. The 250 poems included in this acclaimed anthology span centuries of human conflict from David's lament for Saul and Jonathan, and Homer's Iliad, to the finest poems of the First and Second World Wars, and beyond. Reflecting the feelings of poets as diverse as Byron, Hardy, Owen, Sassoon, and Heaney, they reveal a great shift in social awareness fromman's early celebratory `war-songs' to the more recent `anti-war' attitudes of poets responding to `man's inhumanity to man' - and to women and children.

    • Poetry

Poetry of the First World War


Author: Marcus Clapham
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1509848797
Category: Poetry
Page: N.A
View: 7263
The First World War was one of the deadliest conflicts in modern history and produced horrors undreamed of by the young men who cheerfully volunteered for a war that was supposed to be over by Christmas. Whether in the patriotic enthusiasm of Rupert Brooke, the disillusionment of Charles Hamilton Sorley, or the bitter denunciations of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, the war produced an astonishing outpouring of powerful poetry. The major poets are all represented in this beautiful Macmillan Collector’s Library anthology, Poetry of the First World War, alongside many others whose voices are less well known, and their verse is accompanied by contemporary motifs. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. This anthology is edited by author and editor Marcus Clapham.

    • Music

The Blues Lyric Formula


Author: Michael Taft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135778035
Category: Music
Page: 256
View: 3067
This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on the songs recorded by African-American singers for pre-World War Two commercial recording companies, this is an excellent structural analysis of the formulaic composistion of blues lyrics. This book gives a step-by-step description of the rules implicit in this formulaic structure and inspires new discussion of lyric structures. A wide array of readers will find this insightful and informative: from students of African-American music, cultural studies, history and linguistics, to Blues fans fascinated by exactly how the lyrics of this influential music style are written.

    • Poetry

The Poems of Wilfred Owen


Author: Wilfred Owen,Douglas Kerr
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853264238
Category: Poetry
Page: 75
View: 2343
This volume contains all of Owen's best known work, only four of which were published in his lifetime. His war poems were based on his acute observations of the soldiers with whom he served on the Western front, and reflect the horror and waste of World War One.

    • Literary Criticism

Women's Writing on the First World War


Author: Agnes Cardinal
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198122807
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 374
View: 5159
The First World War inspired a huge outpouring of writing, including many classic accounts of the horrors of the trenches, written by men. What has been less visible until now is the Wars impact upon women writers, whose experience was often very different from that of their male counterparts. This anthology brings together women's writing from across the world, covering every genre of writing about the War from the period 1914 to 1930. Letters, diary entries, reportage, and essays, as well as polemical texts in favour of, or in opposition to, the hostilities, offer an interesting counterpoint to the novels and short stories through which women sought to encompass the extremes of wartime life as they saw it. This anthology demonstrates how the Great War acted as a catalyst for women writers, enabling them to find a public voice and to assert their own attitude to social and moral issues.

    • Fiction

Retrieving Bones

Stories and Poems of the Korean War
Author: William Daniel Ehrhart,Philip K. Jason
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813526393
Category: Fiction
Page: 225
View: 7829
The Korean War was a major event in American history. It marked an abrupt end to the euphoria Americans felt in the wake of victory in World War II and turned out to be the harbinger of disaster in Vietnam a decade later. Though three years of brutal fighting resulted in millions of casualties, the final truce line of 1953 corresponded almost exactly to the positions the opponents held when the fighting began. Back home, the returning veterans met with little interest in or appreciation of what they had endured. Consequently, literary responses to the Korean War did not find an eager readership. Few people, it seemed, wanted to read about what they perceived as a backwater war that possessed neither grand scale nor apparent nobility, a war that ended not with a bang, but a whimper. Yet an important literature has come out of the Korean War. As we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the war, these writings are well worth our attention. Many of the twelve stories and fifty poems assembled in Retrieving Bones have long been out of print and are almost impossible to find in any other source. The editors have enhanced this collection by providing maps, a chronology of the Korean War, and annotated lists of novels, works of nonfiction, and films. In a detailed introduction, Ehrhart and Jason discuss the milestones of the Korean War and place each fiction writer and poet represented into historical and literary contexts. Among the writers and poets are · James Lee Burke · Eugene Burdick · William Chamberlain · Rolando Hinojosa · Reg Saner · Vern Sneider · Stanford Whitmore · Keith Wilson