War Poets and Other Subjects

War Poets and Other Subjects

by Bernard Bergonzi

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Overview

In the opening section of these related studies of modern literature, Bernard Bergonzi considers the poetry and fiction of two World Wars, including discussions of Wilfred Owen, Richard Aldington’s Death of a Hero, Pat Barker’s Regeneration, and the poetry of the Desert War of the 1940s. The second section deals with a number of prominent twentieth-century authors. Among other subjects, it looks at Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier as a novel anticipating the Great War, the treatment of memory in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and aspects of the poetry of T.S. Eliot, responding to arguments about its anti-semitism. The final section is on Catholic writers, from Hopkins and Chesterton to Graham Greene and David Lodge. The book continues Bergonzi’s extensive career as a critic and literary historian of the modern period, and takes a fresh look at the subjects of some of the earlier books, such as Hopkins, Eliot, Wells, and the literature of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351873918
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Contents: Writers and War: Regeneration: Pat Barker’s trilogy; Poets’ novels: Richard Aldington and H.D.; The Great War and modern criticism; Poetry of the Desert War; Drummond Allison, 1921-43; Roy Fuller in wartime; Modern Masters: Fresh Wells; Fiction and history: Ford’s The Good Soldier; Aldous Huxley and Aunt Mary; Eliot’s cities; Eliot, Julius and the Jews; Time and memory in Nineteen Eighty-Four; Catholics: Hopkins the Englishman; Hopkins, tradition and the individual talent; The other Mrs Ward; Chesterton’s first novel; David Jones and the idea of Art; Graham Greene at eighty; A conversation with David Lodge; Index.

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