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The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry - Various

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

By: Various

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Published: 24th November 2006
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Reflecting the voices of poets, soldiers, the families they left behind and their comrades who would never return, "The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry", previously published as "In Flanders Fields", is edited with an introduction by George Walter in "Penguin Classics". Unrivalled for its range and intensity, the poetry of the First World War continues to have a powerful effect on readers. This anthology reflects the diverse experience of those who lived through the war - bringing together the words of poets, soldiers and civilians affected by the conflict. Including famous verses from Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen; pieces by less well-known writers such as Gilbert Frankau and Osbert Sitwell; works by women describing the emotions of those at home; and the anonymous lyrics of soldiers' songs, "The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry" offers a blend of voices that is both unique and profoundly moving. This collection has been arranged thematically, moving through the war's different stages from conscription through to its aftermath, to offer the reader a variety of perspectives on the same common experiences. George Walter's introduction discusses the role and scope of First World War poetry anthologies, and how the canon has changed over the years. This edition also contains notes and biographies. George Walter is Lecturer in English at Sussex University. His research interests are 20th-century literature; madness and creativity; constructions of Englishness; the cultural impact of the First World War. He has edited editions of the poet Ivor Gurney's work for "Everyman and Fyfield Books". If you enjoyed "The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry", you might also like Robert Graves' "Goodbye to All That", available in "Penguin Modern Classics".

Introductionp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. li
A Note on the Textp. liii
Preludep. 1
Your Country Needs Youp. 2
'Let the foul Scene proceed'p. 2
'Who's for the khaki suit'p. 20
In Trainingp. 31
Somewhere in Francep. 46
In Trenchesp. 46
Behind the Linesp. 65
Comrades of Warp. 78
Actionp. 99
Rendezvous with Deathp. 99
Battlep. 118
Aftermathp. 139
Blightyp. 166
Going Backp. 166
The Other Warp. 180
Lucky Blightersp. 205
Peacep. 222
Everyone Sangp. 222
The Dead and the Livingp. 235
'Have you forgotten yet?'p. 257
Codap. 277
Notesp. 279
A Glossary of the Western Frontp. 321
Biographiesp. 331
Further Readingp. 361
Poem Acknowledgementsp. 366
Index of Titles and First Linesp. 370
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ISBN: 9780141181905
ISBN-10: 0141181907
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 24th November 2006
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1