Poetry of the World Wars

Poetry of the World Wars

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Edited by Michael Foss

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  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 231mm x 239mm x 153mm | 439g
  • Publication date: 26 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1782431489
  • ISBN 13: 9781782431480
  • Sales rank: 13,431

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The Great War of 1914-18 and the Second World War of 1939-45, told in the words of some of the most immediate and moving poetry in the language - a tribute to the triumph of the human spirit over the desolation and waste of war. This collection includes many of the most famous works by the leading war poets, but also lesser-known verse by soldier (and sailor and airman) poets, as well as those by civilians. Featuring works by Sassoon, Owen, Rosenberg, Edward Thomas, Sidney Keyes and others - and those less well known for such verse, among them Hardy, Kipling, Chesterton, D. H. Lawrence, Housman and Ezra Pound. This wide-ranging anthology presents a portrait of a nation and its allies engaged in the greatest catastrophes in human history. From the hellish visions and overwhelming grief of early writers, to the more private and personal reflections of the poets of the Second World War, this collection is a eulogy to them all.

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Michael Foss is the author of `Out of India: A Raj Childhood` and `The Road Taken.`

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Chronicles the extremes of life in the first half of the twentieth century and the changing attitudes towards the war Discover Your History Not just for poetry lovers but as a remarkable portrait of war Family Tree magazine Remarkably rich The Good Book Guide

Editorial reviews

All the famous poets are represented, but there are also works by a number of writers who are not so well known