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Published: 13 April 2017

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780198797371

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Poetry of the First World War

An Anthology

Edited by Tim Kendall

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

  • A new anthology of First World War poetry that brings together the best poetry by soldiers and civilians, including women poets, with a fresh assessment of their work.
  • Includes a generous representation of the best-known poets, such as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, and Ivor Gurney, as well as lesser known writers who have been previously overlooked. Includes two previously unpublished poems by Ivor Gurney.
  • Selection organized by poet, with short biographical prefaces that set the poems in their historical context.
  • A general introduction charts the history of the war poets' reception and challenges prevailing myths about their progress from idealism to disillusion.
  • Generous notes detail the composition and publication history of the poems and gloss allusions and historical references.