Poetry of the Second World War by Desmond Graham
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Poetry of the Second World War
By Desmond Graham

Poetry of the Second World War

An International Anthology

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Poetry of the Second World War by Desmond Graham

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"Poetry of the Second World War" brings to light a neglected chapter in world literature. In its chorus of haunting poetic voices, over a hundred of the most articulate minds of their generation record the true experience of the 1939-45 conflict, and its unending consequences. In keeping with its subject, it has an international scope, with poems from over twenty countries, including Japan, Australia, Europe, America and Russia; poems in which human responses echo each other across boundaries of culture and state. Auden, Brecht, Stevie Smith, Primo Levi, Zbigniew Herbert and Anna Akhmatova are set alongside the eloquence of unknown poets. The anthology has been arranged to bring out the chronological and cumulative human experience of the war: pre-war fears, air raids, the boredom, fear and camaraderie of military life; battle, occupation and resistance; and, surviving and the aftermath. Here at last, are the poems of the Holocaust, the Blitz, Hiroshima; of soldiers, refugees and disrupted lives. What emerges is a poetry capable of conveying the vast and terrible sweep of war.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780712673372
ISBN-10: 0712673377
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Letters of Keith Douglas by Desmond Graham Letters of Keith Douglas, Paperback (October 2000)

Keith Douglas enlisted when World War II began, to fight and to try to make sense of history from within its turbulence. Like the major poets of World War I, his art was tried and tempered, and then curtailed. His letters tell the story of a man fully engaged by his art, his times and his loves.

Keith Douglas: The Complete Poems by Desmond Graham Keith Douglas: The Complete Poems, Paperback (April 2000)

By the time he was killed in Normandy, aged only twenty-four, in June 1944, the author had achieved a body of work that has earned him the reputation as the most brilliant and promising poet of the Second World War. This title offers a collection of his poems.

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Author Biography - Desmond Graham

Desmond Graham teaches English at the University of Newcastle. He is the author of Keith Douglas: 1920-1944, a much acclaimed biography; he has also written two volumes of poetry, The Lie of Horizons and The Marching Bands.

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