Selected Poems of Ivor Gurney

Selected Poems of Ivor Gurney

4.25 (8 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author)  , Volume editor 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day
When will my order arrive?


Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) now takes a place among the English poets. His range is wide, including the First World War, in which he served as an infantry private, the passionate celebration of his native Gloucestershire, and fears of the mental imbalance which led to his eventual confinement in a mental hospital. Out of these experiences, he made a poetry unique, vigorous, musical, and direct. This selection of over 150 of his poems, was made by the poet P.J. Kavanagh from his edition of the "Collected Poems of Ivor Gurney". It is reissued now, with a few corrected readings, and with a Chronology and Introduction to Gurney's life, by P.J. more

Product details

  • Paperback | 149 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • Carcanet Press Ltd
  • OxfordPoets
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • bibliog , chronology
  • 0192880659
  • 9780192880659
  • 2,016,043

Review quote

Praise for the Collected Poems of Ivor Gurney: "A splendid selection...It is in his poems of the war--its scenes kept returning to him until he ceased to write--that Gurney is unique."--D.J. Enright, Observer"A body of work which is extremely powerful...a significant landmark in literary history."--Times Literary Supplement"These are poems that tell us we are in the presence of a great poet...An exemplary edition."--Donald Davie, The London Review of Books"Excellent...These poems are a revelation. This book should at least establish that strange, uncomfortable, and neglected poet to rank with his contemporaries Wilfred Owens and Edward Thomas."--David Wright, Sunday Telegraphshow more

Rating details

8 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 50% (4)
4 25% (2)
3 25% (2)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X