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Poetry of the World Wars

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With 2014 marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, this anthology features poetry from the leading war poets, members of the armed forces involved in both wars, and contributions from civilians

A tribute to the triumph of the human spirit over the desolation and waste of both World Wars, this collection includes many of the famous works by the leading war poets, but also verse by soldier, sailor, and airmen poets, and by ...

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Overview

With 2014 marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, this anthology features poetry from the leading war poets, members of the armed forces involved in both wars, and contributions from civilians

A tribute to the triumph of the human spirit over the desolation and waste of both World Wars, this collection includes many of the famous works by the leading war poets, but also verse by soldier, sailor, and airmen poets, and by civilians. Works included are by Sassoon, Owen, Rosenberg, Edward Thomas, and Sidney Keyes, as well as those lesser known for such verse, among them Hardy, Kipling, Chesterton, D.H. Lawrence, and Ezra Pound. From the hellish visions and overwhelming grief of early writers, to the more private and personal reflections of the poets of World War II, this collection is a eulogy to them all.

"...this handsomely designed collection includes some of the greatest poets of the twentieth century..." -- Booklist

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School Library Journal
YA-- An emotionally charged collection that makes readers aware of the decisions that world leaders have to make and lets them feel the impact of these decisions on young people, families, and countries. Ted Hughes's ``Six Young Men'' is a touching look at the personal effects of war. They will also experience its chilling simplicity in poems such as Keith Douglas's ``How to Kill.'' These thought-provoking poems provide the human side of the historical and current events studied in school and will help students understand the tremendous changes that war brings.--Bob Ingalls, Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782431480
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2014
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 942,521
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Foss is the author of Out of India: A Raj Childhood and The Road Taken.
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