The Oxford Book of War Poetry

The Oxford Book of War Poetry

Book - 1984
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There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. The 250 poems in John Stallworthy's classic and celebrated anthology span centuries of human experience of war, from David's Lament for Saul and Jonathan, and Homer's Iliad, to the finestpoems of the First and Second World Wars, and beyond. Reflecting the feelings of poets as diverse as Byron, Hardy, Owen, Sassoon, and Heaney, they chart a great shift in human awareness - from man's early celebratory `war-songs' to the twentieth century's darker poetic responses to `man's inhumanityto man'.
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, c1984, 2008
ISBN: 9780199554539
Branch Call Number: 808.8193 OXF
Characteristics: xxxi, 358 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Stallworthy, Jon

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