Anthem for doomed youth : twelve soldier poets of the First World War / Jon Stallworthy.
By: Stallworthy, Jon.
Contributor(s): Imperial War Museum (Great Britain).Material type: BookPublisher: London : Constable, 2005Description: 192 pages : illustrations (some color), ports ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1845292219 (pbk.) :; 1841196355 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry | War poetry, English -- 20th century | War poetry, English -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Poets, English -- 20th century -- Biography | Soldiers' writings, English | Soldiers -- Great Britain -- BiographyDDC classification: 821.91209
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Leading poet and former professor of English Literature, Jon Stallworthy, tells the story of the lives and work of twelve major poets of the First World War and provides selections of their best work. The First World War began with flag-waving, parades and poets inspired by abstract ideals. In part this reflected the national mood , but it revealed an almost universal failure to understand what modern mass warfare would really mean. The story of the 'war poets' is also the story of an awakening to the full horror of what the twentieth century came to know as 'The Great War'.Wilfred Owen said, 'My subject is War - and the pity of War'. He also said 'true Poets must be truthful'. The best war poetry was the work of writers who were also serving soldiers and was born out of their desire to tell the truth about what it was to be a soldier in the trenches - what it felt like, what it did to you and what it did to your fellow soldiers, friend or foe. The greatness of the poetry lay not just in the writer's talent, but in the unflinching accuracy with which it portrayed their terrible circumstances.
Originally published: 2002.
Published in association with the Imperial War Museum.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Rupert Chawner Brooke -- Julian Henry Francis Grenfell -- Charles Hamilton Sorley -- Francis Edward Ledwidge -- Siegfried Loraine Sassoon -- Robert van Ranke Graves --Wilfred Edward Salter Owen -- Edmund Charles Blunden -- Philip Edward Thomas --- Ivor Bertie Gurney -- Isaac Rosenberg -- David Jones.
Rupert Chawner Brooke -- Julian Henry Francis Grenfell -- Charles Hamilton Sorley -- Francis Edward Ledwidge -- Siegfried Loraine Sassoon -- Robert von Ranke Graves -- Wilfred Edward Salter Owen -- Edmund Charles Blunden -- Philip Edward Thomas -- Ivor Bertie Gurney -- Isaac Rosenberg -- David Jones -- Index of Poem Titles and First Lines.
Originally published: 2002. -Published in association with the Imperial War Museum. -Includes bibliographical references and index.
In Anthem for Doomed Youth, Jon Stallworthy, a leading poet and former professor of English Literature, tells the story of the lives and work of twelve soldier poets of the First World War and provides selections of the best of their works.'--BOOK JACKET
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