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.
Author: Joel Baetz
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2009
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 Includes biographical notes and historical references.
Author: Vivien Newman
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Release Date: 2016-08-31
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.
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.
Author: Tim Kendall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2007-02-22
Genre: Literary Criticism
The Handbook ranges widely and in depth across 20th-century war poetry, incorporating detailed discussions of some of the key poets of the period. It is an essential resource for scholars of particular poets and for those interested in wider debates. Contributors include some of the most important international poetry critics of our time.
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.
Author: Matthew George Walter
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2006-10-26
This anthology reflects the diversity of voices it contains: the poems are arranged thematically and the themes reflect the different experiences of war not just for the soldiers but for those left behind. This is what makes this volume more accessible and satisfying than others. In addition to the established canon there are poems rarely anthologised and a selection of soldiers' songs to reflect the voices of the soldiers themselves.
From Tottel's Miscellany (1557) to the last twentieth-century Oxford Book of English Verse (1999), anthologies have been a prime institution for the preservation and mediation of poetry. The importance of anthologies for creating and re-creating the canon of English poetry, for introducing 'new' programmes of poetry, as a record of changing poetic fashions, audience tastes and reading practices, or as a profitable literary commodity has often been asserted. Despite its impact, however, the poetry anthology in itself has attracted surprisingly little critical interest in Britain or elsewhere in the English-speaking world. This volume is the first publication to explore the largely unmapped field of poetry anthologies in Britain. Essays written from a wide range of perspectives in literary and cultural studies, and the point of view of poets, editors, publishers and cultural institutions, aim to do justice to the typological, functional and historical variety with which this form of publication has manifested itself - from early modern print culture to the postmodern age of the world wide web.
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.
Author: Mark W. Van Wienen
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism
"Instead of privileging the figure of the front-line and largely British soldier-poet, Van Wienen supplements the well-known canon of Robert Graves, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, and Siegfried Sassoon with lesser-known but nevertheless widely read American combatants, civilians, and women who wrote passionately on the events of World War I." -- Walter Kalaidjian, author ofAmerican Culture between the Wars: Revisionary Modernism and Postmodern CritiqueThis masterfully assembled volume, arranged chronologically, reveals American poets' shifting, conflicting reactions to the war and highlights their efforts to shape U.S. policies and define American attitudes. In his introduction, Mark W. Van Wienen describes the rapid, politically charged responses possible in a culture attuned to poetry. His historical and biographical notes provide a sturdy framework for the study of poetry's role in social activism and change during the ""war to end war.""The most complete resource of its kind,Rendezvous with Deathbrings together poetry originally published in little magazines, labor journals, newspapers. and wartime anthologies. Alight with sorrow, grace, silliness, satire, pride, and anger, works by IWW members, sock poets, pacifists, and protestors take their places next to those by Edith Wharton, Alan Seeger, Wallace Stevens, James Weldon Johnson, Amy Lowell, and Claude McKay.
A detailed and comprehensive guide to all sixty poems in the AQA Poetry Anthology. Each poem is carefully explained in its context and then minutely analysed. Unfamiliar words are explained, there is a comprehensive glossary of poetic terms, advice on how to answer examination questions and sixteen model answers based on specimen questions supplied by AQA.