A Deep Cry

A Deep Cry : Soldier-poets Killed on the Western Front

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The lives, deaths, poetry, diaries and extracts from letters of sixty-six soldier-poets are brought together in this limited edition of Anne Powell's unique anthology; a fitting commemoration for the centenary of the First World War. These poems are not simply the works of well-known names such as Wilfred Owen - though they are represented - they have been painstakingly collected from a multitude of sources, and the relative obscurity of some of the voices makes the message all the more moving. Moreover, all but five of these soldiers lie within forty-five miles of Arras. Their deaths are described here in chronological order, with an account of each man's last battle. This in itself provides a revealing gradual change in the poetry from early naive patriotism to despair about the human race and the bitterness of `Dulce et Decorum Est'.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • The History Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 10,Maps
  • 0752480367
  • 9780752480367