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Description - The Winter of the World by Dominic Hibberd

This new anthology brings together 270 poems and is the most complete and authoritative ever compiled. Arranged by year rather than by poet, it is the first to reveal how poetry developed between 1914 and 1918, and afterwards from 1919 - 1930. The poetry that came out of the First World War exposed, for the first time in history, the real horror of war. The result is an extraordinary record of passionate feelings and appalling experiences, written by men and women from widely different backgrounds, of unique and enduring importance.All the major poets are generously represented, Owen, Brooke, Sassoon, Blunden, Gurney, Graves and Rosenberg, but here too are many unfamiliar yet remarkable poems from the less familiar, Joseph Leftwich, F S Flint, 'Touchstone'; female poets: Edith Sitwell; Vera Brittain, Eleanor Farjeon; and writers not always associated with WWI poetry, Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling and Ezra Pound.Accompanying notes to the poems, historical events and the poets give precise, relevant information and suggest links to other poems, so the book as a whole forms a fascinating, moving narrative.Praise for Poetry of the Great War: An Anthology:'This splendid anthology...immaculately crafted...wide and authorative...[is] recommended unhesitatingly to both a popular and academic readership. Choice, USAPraise for Wilfred Owen: A New Biography:'Rich, compelling, formidably researched.' John Carey, Sunday Times

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845298883
ISBN-10: 1845298888
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 163mm x 26mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Constable
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Dominic Hibberd

Dominic Hibberd's publications include two highly praised biographies, Wilfred Owen: A New Biography and Harold Monro: Poet of the New Age as well as the critical study, Owen the Poet.John Onions teaches English in Cheshire and has published Fiction and Drama of the Great War, 1918-39. Together, they edited Poetry of the Great War: An Anthology.

Books By Dominic Hibberd

Wilfred Owen by Dominic Hibberd
Paperback, November 2003
War Poems And Others by Dominic Hibberd
Paperback, May 1994
Owen the Poet by Dominic Hibberd
Hardback, June 1986
Poetry of the First World War by Dominic Hibberd
Paperback, February 1981