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Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

Poetry of the Second World War

An Anthology

Poetry of the Second World War

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

Poetry of the Second World War

An Anthology

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection: Poetry of the Second World War

 

This new anthology brings together a generous selection of famous wartime poets alongside works by civilians and soldiers, offering a symphony of different voices, all connected in their shared experience of the Second World War.


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Beschrijving Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection: Poetry of the Second World War

The Second World War is now recognized as a watershed for British poetry. The changes that arose were masked for some time by the enormous power and shock of the conflict itself, and by the restrictions on poetry publishing consequent on paper rationing and the general business of wartime. This anthology seeks to showcase not only the harrowingly beautiful poetry born from the conflict, but also the radical changes to style and form that came from the epoch and altered the face of British poetry. Featuring generous selections of famous poets, including Dylan Thomas, T. S. Eliot, and W. H. Auden, alongside works by civilians and soldiers, the collection offers a symphony of different voices, all connected in their shared experience of the Second World War.

Tim Kendall's introduction charts the history of the war poets' reception, explaining their relationship with their First World War predecessors and some of the reasons why they have never managed to reach such a wide audience. The work of each poet is prefaced with a biographical account which allows poems to be read in their historical context, and every poem is annotated with date of composition, publication history, and a gloss of words and allusions.


ISBN
9780198729075
Pagina's
202
Verschijnt
Serie
Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection
NUR
320
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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