Titanica: The Disaster of the Century in Poetry, Song and Prose

Titanica: The Disaster of the Century in Poetry, Song and Prose

by Steven Biel
     
 

In the ninety years since the Titanic sank, countless sermons and editorials, poems, songs and ads, socialists and chauvinists, Christians, reformers, anarchists, and pitchmen have drawn on the power of the century's worst disaster to move their audience.
Now Steven Biel, author of the acclaimed Down with the Old Canoe, has gathered some of the most telling of

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Overview

In the ninety years since the Titanic sank, countless sermons and editorials, poems, songs and ads, socialists and chauvinists, Christians, reformers, anarchists, and pitchmen have drawn on the power of the century's worst disaster to move their audience.
Now Steven Biel, author of the acclaimed Down with the Old Canoe, has gathered some of the most telling of our culture's responses to this unparalleled tragedy, creating an invaluable sourcebook for anyone who wants to discover first-hand what people made of it, both then and now. Biel is today's best-known authority on the place of the Titanic in American culture, and this book's unique appeal—inviting both the generally curious reader to browse its pages, and rewarding Titanic buffs with many authentic gems—makes it a standout in the Titanic literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393318739
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Steven Biel is the executive director of the Mahindra Humanities Center and a senior lecturer on history and literature at Harvard University.

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