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Author Stallworthy, Jon.
Title Survivors' songs : from Maldon to the Somme / Jon Stallworthy.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Author Stallworthy, Jon.
Subject War poetry, English -- History and criticism.
War in literature.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Literature and the war.
English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 226 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Death of the hero -- Survivors' songs -- England's epic? -- Who was Rupert Brooke? -- Christ and the soldier -- Owen's afterlife -- Owen and his editors -- Legacy of the Somme -- Iconography of the Waste Land -- War and peace -- Fire from heaven -- Henry Reed and the Great Good Place -- Fury and the mire.
Summary From Homer to Heaney, the voices of men and women have seldom been more piercing, more poignant, than in time of conflict. For fifty years, Jon Stallworthy has been attuned to such voices. In Survivors' Songs he explores a series of poetic encounters with war, with essays on Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, and others. Beautifully written, this moving book sets the poetry and prose of the First World War and its aftermath in the wider context of writing about warfare from prehistoric Troy to Anglo-Saxon England; from Agincourt to Flanders; from El Alamein to Vietnam; from the wars of yesterday to the wars of tomorrow.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 051145645X (electronic bk.)
9780511457760 (electronic bk.)
0511457766 (electronic bk.)
9780511456459 (electronic bk.)
0521727898 (Paper)
0521899060 (Cloth)
9780521899062 (hbk.)
9780521727891 (pbk.)
OCLC # 315137802
Additional Format Print version: Stallworthy, Jon. Survivors' songs. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008 9780521899062 0521899060 (OCoLC)231581016

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