The New Oxford Book of War Poetry

The New Oxford Book of War Poetry

Hardback Oxford Books of Prose & Verse

Edited by Jon Stallworthy

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 204mm x 38mm | 420g
  • Publication date: 26 August 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 019870447X
  • ISBN 13: 9780198704478
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 165,659

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There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. Jon Stallworthy's classic and celebrated anthology spans centuries of human experience of war, from Homer's Iliad, through the First and Second World Wars, the Vietnam War, and the wars fought since. This new edition, published to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, includes a new introduction and additional poems from David Harsent and Peter Wyton amongst others. The new selection provides improved coverage of the two World Wars and the Vietnam War, and new coverage of the wars of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

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Jon Stallworthy is a poet and Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Oxford University. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of many distinguished works of poetry, criticism, and translation. Among his books are critical studies of Yeats's poetry, and prize-winning biographies of Louis MacNiece and Wilfred Owen (hailed by Graham Greene as 'one of the finest biographies of our time'). He is an editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature and of the definitive edition of Wilfred Owen's poetry.

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This anthology is exemplary ... poetry is celebrated in its ability to explore the subject of war in all its ramifications. [It] is certainly the best of its kind. Ian Gregson, History Today a very worthwhile collection George Simmers, Great War Fiction