Modern English War Poetry [NOOK Book]

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Tim Kendall's study offers the fullest account to date of a tradition of modern English war poetry. Stretching from the Boer War to the present day, it focuses on many of the twentieth-century's finest poets-combatants and non-combatants alike-and considers how they address the ethical challenges of making art out of violence. Poetry, we are often told, makes nothing happen. But war makes poetry happen: the war poet cannot wholly regret even the most appalling experiences. Modern English War Poetry not only ...

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Overview

Tim Kendall's study offers the fullest account to date of a tradition of modern English war poetry. Stretching from the Boer War to the present day, it focuses on many of the twentieth-century's finest poets-combatants and non-combatants alike-and considers how they address the ethical challenges of making art out of violence. Poetry, we are often told, makes nothing happen. But war makes poetry happen: the war poet cannot wholly regret even the most appalling experiences. Modern English War Poetry not only assesses the problematic relationship between war and its poets, it also encourages an urgent reconsideration of the modern poetry canon and the (too often marginalized) position of war poetry within it. The aesthetic and ethical values on which canonical judgements have been based are carefully scrutinized via a detailed analysis of individual poets, including Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Charlotte Mew, Edward Thomas, Ivor Gurney, W. H. Auden, Keith Douglas, Ted Hughes, and Geoffrey Hill.

About the Author:
Tim Kendall is Professor of English at the University of Exeter. He is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191534911
  • Publisher: NetLibrary, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/20/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 376 KB

Meet the Author

Tim Kendall was born in Plymouth in 1970. As well as founding and editing the international poetry magazine, Thumbscrew, he has published critical studies of Paul Muldoon and Sylvia Plath. His first book of poetry, Strange Land, was published by Carcanet in 2005. He teaches at the University of Exeter, and lives with his wife and three children in North Wiltshire.

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Table of Contents

Introduction     1
Thomas Hardy's Witness     5
Rudyard Kipling's Dress Parade     26
Wilfred Owen's Concern     46
In Pursuit of Spring: Edward Thomas and Charlotte Mew     65
Ivor Gurney's Memory     83
W. H. Auden's Journeys to War     106
Sky-Conscious: Poetry of the Blitz     124
The Vision of Keith Douglas     146
Self-Elegy: Keith Douglas and Sidney Keyes     167
Fighting Back Over the Same Ground: Ted Hughes and War     197
Geoffrey Hill's Debts     217
The Few to Profit: Poets Against War     238
Bibliography     258
Index     269

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