The Oxford Book of War Poetry

The Oxford Book of War Poetry

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There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. The 250 poems spanning centuries of human experience of war, from David's Lament for Saul and Jonathan, and Homer's Iliad, to the finest poems of the Second World War, Vietnam, the conflicts in Northern Ireland and El Salvador, and chilling visions of the 'Next War' Reflecting the feelings of poets as diverse as Byron, Hardy, Owen, Sassoon, and Heaney, they reveal a great shift in social awareness from man's early celebratory 'war-songs' to the more recent 'anti-war' attitudes of poets responding to 'man's inhumanity to man' - and to women and children.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 124 x 196 x 28mm | 322.05g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192804545
  • 9780192804549

Table of contents

1. FROM THE BOOK OF EXODUS; 2. from The Second Book of Samuel; to; 1. YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE; [ask editor for full details]show more

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"Reminds one of the large numbers and great variety of war poems from many centuries that are very good poems. Mr. Stallworthy's selections include most of the best, at least the best in English."--New York Times Book Review"Excellently edited...this volume frames great evil and greater bravery."--Los Angeles Times Book Review"This collection is of exceptionally high quality."--Washington Post Book World"A beautiful memorial to a beastly business."--Cleveland Plain Dealer"A fine anthology."--ALA Booklistshow more

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