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Rupert Brooke: ‘The Strife of Limbs’

Kenneth Millard

in Edwardian Poetry

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122258
eISBN:
9780191671395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122258.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The legend of Rupert Brooke is inescapable, a romantic myth engendered by numerous accounts of the poet's physical attractiveness, and by the sonnets he wrote shortly after the outbreak of the war. ... More


Edwardian Poetry

Kenneth Millard

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122258
eISBN:
9780191671395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The poets writing in the first years of the 20th century have commonly been discussed in isolation. This book considers together seven poets — Henry Newbolt, John Masefield, Thomas Hardy, Edward ... More


Constantinople, Our Star

David Roessel

in In Byron's Shadow: Modern Greece in the English and American Imagination

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195143867
eISBN:
9780199871872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143867.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

On April 25, 1915, Denis Browne wrote a letter to Edward Marsh concerning the passing and burial of Rupert Brooke, who had died of a fever on a British hospital ship in the Aegean. Brooke and Browne ... More


“Wild Swimming”

Gill Lowe

in Virginia Woolf and the Natural World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533900
eISBN:
9781781382202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533900.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Both Virginia Woolf and Rupert Brooke use water throughout their work as a metaphor for powerful emotional states. In “A Sketch of the Past,” (1985) Woolf uses an arresting simile, “I see myself as a ... More


Hover, Torment, Waste: Late Writings and the Great War

Kevin Ohi

in Henry James and the Queerness of Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654932
eISBN:
9781452946313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654932.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the words hover, torment, and waste that resurface in a series of late Henry James’ writings—his introduction to Rupert Brooke’s Letters from America; A Small Boy and Others; ... More


From the Panorama of Battle to the Labyrinth of Total War

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Contrasting the fractured point of view of combatant writers like Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, and Ford Madox Ford to the heroic prospects projected by official War Artists like ... More


Conclusion

Kenneth Millard

in Edwardian Poetry

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122258
eISBN:
9780191671395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122258.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Although nearly fifty years separate the births of Hardy and Brooke, they nevertheless share characteristics that are common to the Edwardian period. Each of the poets included here is imbued with a ... More


Crabbed Age and Youth: Cambridge 1908–1909

Annabel Robinson

in The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199242337
eISBN:
9780191714108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242337.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Taking its title from the title of another of her articles, this chapter recounts the crisis she faced when Francis Cornford married the much younger Frances Darwin. There is a description of the ... More


‘Freely Proffered’?: The Deaths of Rupert Brooke and Julian Grenfell

Tim Kendall

in Sacrifice and Modern War Literature: The Battle of Waterloo to the War on Terror

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198806516
eISBN:
9780191844126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806516.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Writing The Times obituary for Rupert Brooke, Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, contended that in times of crisis ‘no sacrifice but the most precious is acceptable, and the most ... More


“The Death of a Beautiful Man”: Rupert Brooke in Memory and Imagination

Paul Delany

in Virginia Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082679
eISBN:
9781781382196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082679.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers how Woolf used people she knew for fictional ends. In the title of this chapter, “memory” stands for Woolf's actual relations with Brooke and other young men, especially her ... More


War

Eric Saylor

in English Pastoral Music: From Arcadia to Utopia, 1900-1955

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041099
eISBN:
9780252099656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041099.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Pastoral music was one of the most important methods by which composers engaged with the horrors of the First World War, both at home and abroad. This chapter is divided into three sections, each ... More


The Stranger’s Child and The Aspern Papers: queering origin stories and questioning the visitable past

Julie Rivkin

in Alan Hollinghurst: Writing Under the Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097171
eISBN:
9781526115201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097171.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In tracing the afterlife of a fictive WWI poet based on Rupert Brooke across a century, Hollinghurst’s The Stranger’s Child explores both the political power of the archive and its arbitrary and ... More


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