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Modern English War Poetry

Tim Kendall

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562022
eISBN:
9780191707636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers the fullest account to date of a tradition of modern English war poetry. Stretching from the Boer War to the present day, it focuses on many of the 20th-century's finest poets — ... More


A Way of Happening: Auden’s American Presence

Aidan Wasley

in The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136790
eISBN:
9781400836352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136790.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Auden's extensive and largely unexplored impact on the post-war generation of American poets helped not only to define the terms by which these younger poets framed their own ... 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


Introduction

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/9780199562022.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter raises questions which are to be addressed later in the study, to do with changing attitudes to war during the 20th century, the relationship between war poetry and ... More


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


Introduction

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/9780199239887.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Introduction explores and defines the genealogy of modern war culture. It argues that during Great War the strategists struggled to regain their oversight over the battlefield and the minds and ... More


British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict

Simon Bainbridge

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187585
eISBN:
9780191718922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book argues that poetry played a major role in the mediation of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars to the British public, and that the wars had a significant impact on poetic practices and ... More


Wilfred Owen's Concern

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/9780199562022.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Wilfred Owen. Soldier-poet anthologies published during the First World War confirm that ‘urgency of concern’ does not often ‘produce irreplaceable poems’, and ... 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


W. H. Auden's Journeys to 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/9780199562022.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of W. H. Auden. Much of Auden's poetry of the late 1930s is defined by journeys to and from war. Although his decision to stay in New York after the outbreak of ... More


Geoffrey Hill's Debts

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/9780199562022.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Geoffrey Hill. Hill's is a poetry of witness which, in all but a manner of speaking, ‘wasn't there’. That crucial fact of absence is never disguised. He ... More


Thomas Hardy’s Witness

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/9780199562022.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Thomas Hardy. His credentials as witness were important to Hardy and that war poems were, emphatically, eyewitness accounts, claiming an authority denied to ... More


Rudyard Kipling’s Dress Parade

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/9780199562022.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Rudyard Kipling. Hardy's Boer War poetry shows little interest in soldiers until they die. It says nothing about soldiers' experiences in battle, their daily ... 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


Ivor Gurney's Memory

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/9780199562022.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Ivor Gurney. Gurney's memory is separated from himself, potentially with its own disruptive volition. He identifies with Hamlet's predicament, and his letters ... More


‘Cosmopolitan Sympathies’: Poetry of the First Global War

Jahan Ramazani

in The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266267
eISBN:
9780191869198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266267.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In keeping with recent attention to the global dimensions of the First World War, this essay explores how Isaac Rosenberg, Thomas Hardy, Robert Service, Wilfred Owen, Mary Borden and other wartime ... More


Sky-Conscious: Poetry of the Blitz

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/9780199562022.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores poetry that emerged from the Blitz. The numbers of fatalities caused by German raids over England attracted relatively little attention from poets and novelists. Rudyard ... More


The Vision of Keith Douglas

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/9780199562022.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Keith Douglas. Like the Great War poets before him, Douglas — an Alamein veteran — derived an authority from his experiences which led him to dismiss the work ... More


‘An angry wind strumming the wires’: Poetry

Guy Woodward

in Culture, Northern Ireland, and the Second World War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198716853
eISBN:
9780191787218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716853.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The international success of post-war generations of Northern Irish poets in the final third of the twentieth century has eclipsed the work of writers who were present and active in the province ... 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


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