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Isaac Rosenberg by Vivien Noakes
Book DescriptionThe first volume to be published in the new 21st-Century Oxford Authors series presents all of the surviving writings of Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918): poetry, plays, prose works, and letters. The book also provides a commentary giving details of the composition and publication of the poems and plays and throws light on the people, places, and incidents described in both these and the letters. An introduction places the collection in context and a chronological table describes the main events of his life. There are also examples of his paintings and drawings. Although best known as a war poet, most of Rosenberg's work pre-dates the war. The son of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, he grew up in London's East End. Financially impoverished, he nevertheless lived in a society that valued artistic creativity - among his friends were Mark Gertler and David Bomberg. He was a painter as well as a poet, and studied at the Slade School of Art. He knew many of the leading poets of the day, and his letters, in particular those to Edward Marsh and Gordon Bottomley, throw fascinating light on his own poetic creativitiy and the response to his work of those around him. In both his letters and prose works we find an insightful commentator on both poetry and painting. Though never a member of any movement, he was aware of the issues that preoccupied the artistic circles of his day. His artistic independence gives both power and insight to his work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199553402
(223mm x 146mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Vivien Noakes
Isaac Rosenberg, Paperback (February 2012)
This volume, part of the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series, presents all of Isaac Rosenberg's surviving writings - poetry, plays, prose works, and letters - with an introduction and commentary addressed to the student and general reader. There are also examples of Rosenberg's paintings and drawings.
Voices of Silence, Paperback (October 2006)
The poetry of the First World War has determined our perception of the war itself. This volume features poetry drawn from old newspapers and journals, trench and hospital magazines, individual volumes of verse, gift books, postcards, and a manuscript magazine put together by conscientious objectors.
Complete Nonsense and Other Verse, Paperback (September 2006)
'Nonsense is the breath of my nostrils', wrote Edward Lear (1812-88), and this collection demonstrates the varied ways in which he pursued his philosophy of life. Gently pointing out human follies and the absurdities of the conventional Victorian society in which he lived, Lear's nonsense has enchanted children and adults alike for generations.
Poems and Plays of Isaac Rosenberg, Hardback (August 2004)» View all books by Vivien Noakes
Talks about the poetry of Isaac Rosenberg. Drawing on an analysis of manuscript sources, this book offers an insight into the process of his poetic thought. It examines textual matters, dating and ordering, and the way in which, especially while working in isolation as a private soldier, he was able to share critical ideas on poems with his peers.
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