The Souls of the Dead are Taking All the Best Seats: 50 World Poets on War

The Souls of the Dead are Taking All the Best Seats: 50 World Poets on War


By (author) Angus Calder, By (author) Beth Junor

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  • Publisher: LUATH PRESS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 154 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 210mm x 14mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 184282032X
  • ISBN 13: 9781842820322
  • Sales rank: 1,965,199

Product description

This is a timely collection of poetry through the ages and throughout the world. Homeric poems, epics and tragedies have been collected from two and a half millennia of literature. Each poem is introduced with a commentary.

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Author information

Angus Calder, author of the widely read The People's War: Britain 1939-1945 is a freelance writer based in Edinburgh. An essayist and poet, his other works include The Myth of the Blitz, Colours of Grief and, with Luath Press, Scotlands of the Mind. Poet and activist Beth Junor has been writing poetry, essays and pamphlets since she was 19. During the Cold War she was jailed seven times for non-violent protests against the military. She is a health professional and her work in paediatric language and communication disorder is widely respected.

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I enjoyed reading Mahmoud Darwish and other poets in this fine collection of passion and commitment, I hope many people will read it -NAWAL EL SAADAWI I highly recommend this collection of poems: they are as vivid as they are thought-provoking. -COLONEL CLIVE FAIRWEATHER, CBE, SCOTTISH APPEAL DIRECTOR, COMBATSTRESS