War Poetry


First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
Introduction 1
War and British Culture 1914-82 7
Englishness 25
Popular Culture 38
Politics 52
British Cultures I: Provincial Intellectuals and Jewish Radicals 64
British Cultures II: Scottish Cultures and Poets in Exile 82
Gender 95
Strange Service 120
De Profundis 121
Strange Hells 122
First Time In 122
The Silent One 123
Swift and Slow 124
The Mangel-Bury 124
While I Write 125
Apologia Pro Poemate Meo 127
Insensibility 128
Strange Meeting 130
Smile, Smile, Smile 132
Futility 133
Spring Offensive 133
This Is My Story 135
My Little Wet Home in the Trench 136
Tribute to the 11th Division 137
On the Red Road to Hooge 138
Send 'Em Along 140
The Jew 143
Break of Day in the Trenches 144
Louse Hunting 145
Dead Man's Dump 146
Girl to Soldier on Leave 149
from Part 7 of In Parenthesis 151
After Troy 165
from Part I of The Tribute 166
from Section I of The Walls Do Not Fall 167
from My Company 170
To a Conscript of 1940 171
Going Westwards 174
Alasdair MacLeod 176
Heroes 177
Death Valley 179
All Day It Has Rained ... 181
The Journey 182
The Jungle 183
from Interlude: Opening of an Offensive, Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica 188
Seventh Elegy: Seven Good Germans, Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica 190
Tenth Elegy: The Frontier, Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica 193
Victory Hoe-Down 195
The 51st Highland Division's Farewell to Sicily 197
Ballad of Anzio 198
The Blubbing Buchmanite 200
Simplify me when I'm dead 203
Mersa 204
Cairo Jag 205
Sportsmen 206
Dead Men 207
How to Kill 208
Lecturing to Troops 210
Big City 211
Egypt 212
from Exile's Letter 213
from Principles of Social Reconstruction (1916) 219
from Sorel, Marx, and the War (1916) 222
from To Hell with Culture (1941) 225
from Secondary Elaboration (1925) 228
from The Poets of World War II (1949) 232
from Jewish Factor in the War and Settlement (1916) 235
from The Ruined Romantics (1916) 236
from the Preface to In Parenthesis (1937) 239
from Three Guineas (1938) 243
from Notes on Culture and the War (1940) 245
from Poetry and Two Wars (1941) 247
from Bless 'em All: A Piece About Army Songs (1941) 252
from a letter to J. C. Hall (1943) 255
from In Memory of Richard Hillary (1943) 257
from Citizens in War - and After (1945) 261
from Recent Verse: London and Cairo (1944) 266
from An Anatomy of Exile (1946) 268
Further reading 271
Bibliography 273
Index 284
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