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The Few to Profit: Poets Against War

Tim Kendall

in Modern English War Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562022
eISBN:
9780191707636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores anti-war poetry. War sells poetry so effectively that very few, if any, of the new poems represented in anti-war anthologies would under different circumstances have reached a ... More


Self-Elegy: Keith Douglas and Sidney Keyes

Tim Kendall

in Modern English War Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562022
eISBN:
9780191707636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores self-elegy in the war poetry of Keith Douglas and Sidney Keys. The poems which Keyes is believed to have been composing during his fortnight of active service were not recovered ... More


Fighting Back Over the Same Ground: Ted Hughes and War

Tim Kendall

in Modern English War Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562022
eISBN:
9780191707636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Ted Hughes. War is the abiding concern of Hughes's poetry. As a teenager beginning to write in the early 1940s, he viewed contemporary conflict through the ... More


In Pursuit of Spring: Edward Thomas and Charlotte Mew

Tim Kendall

in Modern English War Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562022
eISBN:
9780191707636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Edward Thomas and Charlotte Mew. Although there is no evidence that Thomas and Mew ever met, or that they read each other's work, they converge towards the ... More


World War II Poetry, Reloaded

William Logan

in Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure: The Dirty Art of Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166867
eISBN:
9780231537230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166867.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores war poets and war poetry. In Britain, poetry was central to the Great War, with the poems of soldiers paying tribute to soldiers coming to embody the national spirit and ... More


Wartime Revisited: Ghosts and Spirits in Sassoon’s Patriotic Verse of the Second World War

Robert Hemmings

in Modern Nostalgia: Siegfried Sassoon, Trauma and the Second World War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633067
eISBN:
9780748651887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633067.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines Sassoon’s thwarted sense of honour and duty, which was expressed in the revival of his ‘war poet’ persona, and looks at Sassoon’s preference to go further into an isolated world ... More


The children’s companies

Bart van Es

in Shakespeare in Company

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199569311
eISBN:
9780191744945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569311.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The move of the Chamberlain’s Men to the Bankside coincided with other changes in the theatrical marketplace. A number of new companies established themselves in the capital around the turn of the ... More


Owning Up to Furor: The “Poets’ War” and Its Aftermath in Sonnets 100–126

William J. Kennedy

in Petrarchism at Work: Contextual Economies in the Age of Shakespeare

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700019
eISBN:
9781501703812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700019.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter explores the influences of the so-called “poets’ war” in the Sonnets 100–126. Most of these poems belonged to a period when Shakespeare faced competition posed by a new generation of ... More


Reed and Girdle: The Anthology in the 1920s

Gideon Nisbet

in Greek Epigram in Reception: J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the Invention of Desire, 1805-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662494
eISBN:
9780191761355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662494.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Mackail's ‘book of Greek life’ became the canon text from which post-War translators made their selections. In the meantime the Loeb series had delivered a sound edition-with-translation of the ... More


Responses to Symonds

Gideon Nisbet

in Greek Epigram in Reception: J. A. Symonds, Oscar Wilde, and the Invention of Desire, 1805-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199662494
eISBN:
9780191761355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662494.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter traces the continuing contestation of the Anthology in the public sphere from 1893 to 1914. The key figure is J. W. Mackail, who distilled the Anthology to a canonic 500 ‘best’ poems in ... More


E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classics: Each Imperishable Stanza

J. Alison Rosenblitt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198767152
eISBN:
9780191821332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767152.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The American modernist E.E. Cummings is not usually thought of as a classically-influenced poet. With his experimental form and syntax, his irreverence, and his rejection of the highbrow, there are ... 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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