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.
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.
The poetry of the Second World War has often been dismissed as inferior to that of the First World War. This book shows how wrong that assessment is. Poets of the home front - Louis MacNeice, W,H.Auden, Dylan Thomas, Laurie Lee - responded to create a remarkable record of the spirit of their time.