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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Poetry of the World Wars
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Michael Foss
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 231 mm
    Height: 239 mm
    Thickness: 153 mm
    Weight: 439 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781782431480
    ISBN 10: 1782431489
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC classification: PN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC subject category V2: DCQ
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    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A23280000
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T General Subject: 640
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    B&T Approval Code: A26255000
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000, HIS027090
    B&T Approval Code: A25205200
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 821.91080358
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    DC23: 808.8193581
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHWR5, DCQ
    LC classification: PR1195.W66 P66 2013
    Publisher
    Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
    Publication date
    26 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Michael Foss is the author of `Out of India: A Raj Childhood` and `The Road Taken.`
    Review quote
    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
    Review text
    All the famous poets are represented, but there are also works by a number of writers who are not so well known