The Cambridge companion to the poetry of the First World War /

edited by Santanu Das, King's College, London.
Bibliographic Details
Contributors: Das, Santanu.
Summary:"The poetry of the First World War remains a singularly popular and powerful body of work. This 'Companion' brings together leading scholars in the field to re-examine First World War poetry in English at the start of the centennial commemoration of the war. It offers historical and critical contexts, fresh readings of the important soldier-poets, and investigations of the war poetry of women and civilians, Georgians and Anglo-American modernists and of poetry from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the former British colonies. The volume explores the range and diversity of this body of work, its rich afterlife and the expanding horizons and reconfiguration of the term 'First World War Poetry'. Complete with a detailed chronology and guide to further reading, the 'Companion' concludes with a conversation with three poets - Michael Longley, Andrew Motion and Jon Stallworthy - about why and how the war and its poetry continue to resonate with us." -- Publisher's description.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published / Created: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Series:Cambridge companions to literature.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-279) and index.

Physical description: xviii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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ISBN:9781107018235 (hardback : alk. paper)
1107018234 (hardback : alk. paper)
9781107692954 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1107692954 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Table of Contents:
Reframing First World War Poetry: An Introduction / Santanu Das
First World War Poetry: A Cultural Landscape / Vincent Sherry
Poetic Form and the First World War / Peter Howarth
Part II Soldier-Poets
Early Poets of the First World War / Elizabeth Vandiver
Later Poets of the First World War / Mark Rawlinson
Siegfried Sassoon / Sarah Cole
Isaac Rosenberg / Neil Corcoran
Wilfred Owen / Sandra M. Gilbert
Edward Thomas and Ivor Gurney / Edna Longley
David Jones / Adrian Poole
Part III Archipelagic, Colonial and Civilian War Poetry
Archipelagic Poetry of the First World War / David Goldie
Colonial Poetry of the First World War / Simon Featherstone
Women's Poetry of the First World War / Margaret R. Higonnet
Civilian War Poetry: Hardy and Kipling / Tim Kendall
War, Empire and Modernist Poetry, 1914-1922 / Christine Froula
Part IV Afterlives of First World War Poetry
'But that is not new': Poetic Legacies of the First World War / Fran Brearton
Beyond Glory: First World War Poetry and Cultural Memory / Jay Winter
War Poetry: A Conversation / Michael Longley, Andrew Motion and Jon Stallworthy.