The Oxford Book of War Poetry

The Oxford Book of War Poetry

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This anthology of 250 war poems was first published in 1988 to coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Armistice of 1918. They range from Homer and the Bible to John Betjeman, Randell Jarrell, James Fenton and Roy Fuller by way of Chaucer, Coleridge, Emily Dickinson and Hardy to name a few of the poets included. The selection is arranged chronologically by conflict, to produce a history of warfare as seen by some of the most eloquent observers and chroniclers of its effects. It reveals the shift of social awareness of the state of war and includes a selection from the classics, medieval poetry and poetry of the Civil War and the 18th and 19th centuries, plus a scrutiny of the two World Wars and Vietnam, violence in Northern Ireland and El Salvador ending with visions of the "next war". Jon Stallworthy is editor of the "Penguin Book of Love Poetry". His biography "Wilfred Owen" won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the W.H. Smith Literary Award and the E.M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 388 pages
  • 120 x 190mm | 323g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • notes and references, index of first lines, index of poets and translators
  • 0192825844
  • 9780192825841

Table of contents

The Bible; Homer; Simonides; Virgil; Horace; Aneirin; Rihaku; Chaucer; Michael Drayton; Edmund Spenser; Samuel Daniel; Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey; George Gascoigne; George Peele; John Donne; William Davenant; Richard Lovelace; Andrew Marvell; John Milton; Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset; John Dryden; Daniel Defoe; Joseph Addison; Robert Southey; James Thomson; Samuel Johnson; John Scott of Amwell; Thomas Campbell; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; William Wordsworth; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Charles Wolfe; Joel Barlow; Adam Mickiewicz; Victor Hugo; Fyodor Tyutchev; Robert Browning; Thomas Hardy; George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron; Thomas Babington Macaulay, Lord Macaulay; William Edmonstoune Aytoun; Matthew Arnold; Alfred, Lord Tennyson; William Makepeace Thackeray; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Walt Whitman; Herman Melville; Emily Dickinson; Stephen Crane; James Russell Lowell; Julia Ward Howe; Allen Tate; Rainer Maria Rilke; Arthur Rimbaud; Rudyard Kipling; Sir Henry Newbolt; Thomas Hardy; A.E.Housman; T.W.H.Crosland; Edgar Wallace; Rudyard Kipling; Thomas Hardy; Rupert Brooke; Herbert Asquith; Julian Grenfell; John McCrae; Charles Sorley; Hugh MacDiarmid; Carl Sandburg; Robert Frost; Wallace Stevens; Guillaume Apollinaire; Benjamin Peret; W.B.Yeats; Siegrfried Sassoon; Edward Thomas; Ivor Gurney; Isaac Rosenberg; Wilfred Owen; Robert Graves; David Jones; Laurence Binyon; Ezra Pound; T.S.Eliot; G.K.Chesterton; Rudyard Kipling; Elizabeth Daryush; May Wedderburn Cannan; Philip Larkin; George Orwell; Laurie Lee; Sylvia Townsend Warner; W.H.Auden; Stephen Spender; Bernard Spencer; Herbert Read; Louis Aragon; G.Day Lewis; David Gascoyne; Edith Sitwell; Hilda Doolittle; Louis MacNeice; R.N.Currey; Kenneth Allott; Henry Reed; Alun Lewis; Sidney Keyes; Keith Douglas; Norman Cameron; F.T.Prince; Roy Fuller; Gavin Ewart; Marianne Moore; Richrd Eberhart; Randall Jarrell; W.D.Snodgrass; Louis Simpson; Richard Wilbur; Lincoln Kirstein; Vernon Scannell; Paul Dehn; Dylan Thomas; James Dickey; Karl Shapiro; Ephim Fogel; Anthony Hecht; Thom Gunn; Charles Causley; Howard Nemerov; Archibald MacLeish; John Pudney; James Tate; George MacBeth; Alan Ross; Jon Stallworthy; Geoffrey Hill; Andrei Voznesensky; Robert Lowell; Allen Ginsberg; Denise Levertov; Galway Kinnell; Robert Mezey; Margaret Atwood; Adrian Mitchell; James Fenton; Seamus Heaney; Carolyn Forche; Richard Wilbur; William Stafford; Peter Portershow more

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