Perspectives on World War I Poetry

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-05-08
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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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.

Author Biography

Robert C. Evans is Professor of English at Auburn University Montgomery, USA.  He is the author or editor of approximately twenty books (more than half on the seventeenth century) and has won a number of teaching awards.

Table of Contents

1.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 Sassoon
7.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 Pluralism
Glossary of MajorWWI Poets

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