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Perspectives on World War I Poetry - Robert C. Evans

Perspectives on World War I Poetry


Published: 26th February 2014
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Introducing students to the full range of critical approachesto the poetry of the period, Perspectives on World War I Poetry is an authoritativeand accessible guide to the extraordinary variety of international poetic responsesto the Great War of 1914-18. Each chapter covers one or more major poets, and guidesthe reader through close readings of poems from a full range of theoreticalperspectives, including:

New Historicist

Including the full text of each poem discussed and poetryfrom British, North American and Commonwealth writers, the book explores thework of such poets as: Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Alys Fane Trotter, EvaDobell, Charlotte Mew, John McCrae, Edward Thomas, Eleanor Farjeon, MargaretSackville, Sara Teasdale, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Teresa Hooley, IsaacRosenberg, Leon Gellert, Marian Allen, Vera Brittain, Margaret Postgate Cole,Wilfred Owen, E.E. Cummings and David Jones.

The description of critical approaches is sound, providing some interesting perspectives on the poetry. The central purpose of the book is to introduce students to the various critical outlooks available to them. The work succeeds on this level; it also manages to keep the reader s interest by not being overly exhaustive on each poem but, conversely, giving a full enough description to prevent any confusion over terms. Kate Vigurs & Matthew Broom, University of Leeds, UK, The Modern Language Review"

Introduction1.Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) and A.E. Housman(1859-1936)2.Alys Fane Trotter (1863-1961) and EvaDobell (1867-1973)3.Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) and John McCrae(1872-1918)4.Edward Thomas (1878-1917) and EleanorFarjeon (1881-1965)5.Margaret Sackville (1881-1963) and SaraTeasdale (1884-1933)6.Siegfried Sassoon7.Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) and Teresa Hooley(1888-1973)8.Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) and LeonGellert (1892-1977)9.Marian Allen (1892-1953), Vera Brittain(1893-1970), and Margaret Postgate Cole (1893-1980)10.Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)11.E. E. Cummings (1894-1962) and David Jones(1895-1974)Afterword:Critical PluralismNotesBibliographyGlossary of MajorWWI PoetsIndex

ISBN: 9781472510211
ISBN-10: 1472510216
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 26th February 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1