Perspectives on World War I Poetry

Perspectives on World War I Poetry

by Robert C. Evans


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Perspectives on World War I Poetry by Robert C. Evans

Introducing students to the full range of critical approaches to the poetry of the period, Perspectives on World War I Poetry is an authoritative and accessible guide to the extraordinary variety of international poetic responses to the Great War of 1914-18. Each chapter covers one or more major poets, and guides the reader through close readings of poems from a full range of theoretical perspectives, including:
• Classical
• Formalist
• Psychoanalytic
• Marxist
• Structuralist
• Reader-response
• New Historicist
• Feminist

Including the full text of each poem discussed and poetry from British, North American and Commonwealth writers, the book explores the work of such poets as: Thomas Hardy, A.E. Housman, Alys Fane Trotter, Eva Dobell, Charlotte Mew, John McCrae, Edward Thomas, Eleanor Farjeon, Margaret Sackville, Sara Teasdale, Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, Teresa Hooley, Isaac Rosenberg, Leon Gellert, Marian Allen, Vera Brittain, Margaret Postgate Cole, Wilfred Owen, E.E. Cummings and David Jones.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472513106
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 05/08/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Robert C. Evans is I. B. Young Professor of English at Auburban University at Montgomery. He earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1984. In 1982 he began teaching at AUM, where he has been named Distinguished Research Professor, Distinguished Teaching Professor, and University Alumni Professor. External awards include fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and the Folger, Huntington, and Newberry Libraries. He is the author or editor of more than thirty books and of numerous essays, including recent work on twentieth-century American writers.

Table of Contents

1.Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) and A.E. Housman (1859-1936)
2.Alys Fane Trotter (1863-1961) and Eva Dobell (1867-1973)
3.Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) and John McCrae (1872-1918)
4.Edward Thomas (1878-1917) and Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965)
5.Margaret Sackville (1881-1963) and Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
6.Siegfried Sassoon
7.Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) and Teresa Hooley (1888-1973)
8.Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) and Leon Gellert (1892-1977)
9.Marian Allen (1892-1953), Vera Brittain (1893-1970), and Margaret Postgate Cole (1893-1980)
10.Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
11.E. E. Cummings (1894-1962) and David Jones (1895-1974)
Afterword:Critical Pluralism
Glossary of Major WWI Poets

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