From Maldon to the Somme
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Survivor's Songs by Jon Stallworthy
Book DescriptionFrom Homer to Heaney, the voices of men and women have seldom been more piercing, more poignant, than in time of conflict. For fifty years, Jon Stallworthy has been attuned to such voices. In Survivors' Songs he explores a series of poetic encounters with war, with essays on Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, and others. Beautifully written, this moving book sets the poetry and prose of the First World War and its aftermath in the wider context of writing about warfare from prehistoric Troy to Anglo-Saxon England; from Agincourt to Flanders; from El Alamein to Vietnam; from the wars of yesterday to the wars of tomorrow.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521899062
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jon Stallworthy
New Oxford Book of War Poetry, Paperback (December 2015)
A new edition of Jon Stallworthy's acclaimed anthology marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Complete with a revised introduction and 42 new poems, the volume offers diverse account of war poetry from Homer's The Iliad to poems written about the wars of the twenty-first century.
War Poet, Paperback (August 2014)
This new collection of poems by the award-winning biographer and editor of Wilfred Owen pays tribute to poets of wars of the 20th century.
Wilfred Owen, Hardback (July 2014)
Those already familiar with or well-versed in Owen's work will find new material in this book, and those coming to Owen for the first time will enjoy a well researched, yet accessible, illustrated introduction to one of the twentieth century's greatest poets.
Survivor's Songs, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Jon Stallworthy
A moving and engaging new book from one of the foremost scholars of First World War poetry.
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Author Biography - Jon Stallworthy
Jon Stallworthy is Acting President of Wolfson College, Oxford.
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