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The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry : Penguin Classics - Various

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

Penguin Classics

By: Various

Paperback Published: 24th November 2006
ISBN: 9780141181905
Number Of Pages: 400
For Ages: 18+ years old

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This anthology reflects the diversity of voices it contains: the poems are arranged thematically and the themes reflect the different experiences of war not just for the soldiers but for those left behind. This is what makes this volume more accessible and satisfying than others. In addition to the established canon there are poems rarely anthologised and a selection of soldiers' songs to reflect the voices of the soldiers themselves.

About the Author

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. Dr 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 Ivor Gurney's work for Everyman and Fyfield Books. He lives in Lewes, Sussex.

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: 400
Published: 24th November 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1

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