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    DescriptionReflecting the voices of poets, soldiers, the families they left behind and their comrades who would never return, "The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry", previously published as "In Flanders Fields", is edited with an introduction by George Walter in "Penguin Classics". Unrivalled for its range and intensity, the poetry of the First World War continues to have a powerful effect on readers. This anthology reflects the diverse experience of those who lived through the war - bringing together the words of poets, soldiers and civilians affected by the conflict. Including famous verses from Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen; pieces by less well-known writers such as Gilbert Frankau and Osbert Sitwell; works by women describing the emotions of those at home; and the anonymous lyrics of soldiers' songs, "The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry" offers a blend of voices that is both unique and profoundly moving. This collection has been arranged thematically, moving through the war's different stages from conscription through to its aftermath, to offer the reader a variety of perspectives on the same common experiences. George Walter's introduction discusses the role and scope of First World War poetry anthologies, and how the canon has changed over the years. This edition also contains notes and biographies. George Walter is Lecturer in English at Sussex University. His research interests are 20th-century literature; madness and creativity; constructions of Englishness; the cultural impact of the First World War. He has edited editions of the poet Ivor Gurney's work for "Everyman and Fyfield Books". If you enjoyed "The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry", you might also like Robert Graves' "Goodbye to All That", available in "Penguin Modern Classics".


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    Title
    The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Matthew George Walter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141181905
    ISBN 10: 0141181907
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    Libri: ENGM1005
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 90
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000
    B&T Approval Code: A25205200
    Libri: ANTH1280
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ERST3000, WELT1024, WELT2600
    DC22: 808.81/9358
    LC classification: PN6110.W28 I54 2006
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 821.91208035, 821.912080358
    Thema V1.0: DCQ
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    05 November 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    George Walter is Lecturer in English at Sussex University. His research interests are 20th-century literature; madness and creativity; constructions of Englishness; the cultural impact of the First World War. He has edited editions of the poet Ivor Gurney's work for Everyman and Fyfield Books. Dr George Walter is Lecturer in English at Sussex University. His research interests are 20th-century literature; madness and creativity; constructions of Englishness; the cultural impact of the First World War. He has edited editions of Ivor Gurney's work for Everyman and Fyfield Books. He lives in Lewes, Sussex.