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Perspectives on World War I Poetry - Robert C. Evans

Perspectives on World War I Poetry


Published: 13th March 2014
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Introducing students to the full range of critical approaches to the poetry of the period, Perspectives on World War I Poetry is an authoritative and accessible guide to the extraordinary variety of international poetic responses to the Great War of 1914-18. Each chapter covers one or more major poets, and guides the reader through close readings of poems from a full range of theoretical perspectives, including:
New Historicist

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

A timely contribution to studies of the poetry of the First World War, Perspectives on World War I Poetry is part of Bloomsbury's multiple-genre `Great War' collection, whose aim, in the centenary year of the outbreak of the First World War, is to provide a `one-stop resource for those seeking to understand the Great War and its impact' (see: www.bloomsbury.com/ thegreatwar). As the book's preface sets out, its aims are primarily pedagogical and equalizing: to bring to the foreground of the study of the poetry of the First World War numerous relevant literary theories, while also dispelling the notion that literary theory is difficult or daunting. Many so-called `simple' introductions to the study of literature through literary theory confuse rather than clarify through their attempts at simplification or accessibility, but Evans's study, perhaps because he chooses a specific literary focus for the theoretical exposition, is not one of these. * Heather H. Yeung, Transnational Literature * [A] complex and highly literary work ... [and] an interesting addition to academic criticism. * Modern Language Review * Robert C. Evans's Perspectives on World War I Poetry provides an accessible, if less traditional guide to the varied poetic responses to the First World War. ... [H]e presents multifaceted and detailed analyses of selected poems, greatly enhancing both students' and the public's understanding of World War I poetry. ... Perspectives on World War I Poetry is an excellent addition to World War I scholarship, one that offers students and general readers alike a new and accessible method of understanding literature from one of the most significant conflicts of the twentieth century. * H-War Reviews *

Introduction .1.Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) and A.E. Housman (1859-1936) .2.Alys Fane Trotter (1863-1961) and Eva Dobell (1867-1973) .3.Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) and John McCrae (1872-1918).4.Edward Thomas (1878-1917) and Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965).5.Margaret Sackville (1881-1963) and Sara Teasdale (1884-1933).6.Siegfried Sassoon.7.Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) and Teresa Hooley (1888-1973).8.Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) and Leon Gellert (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 Pluralism.Notes.Bibliography.Glossary of Major WWI Poets.Index

ISBN: 9781472513106
ISBN-10: 147251310X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 13th March 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.8  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1