On the trail of the Poets of the Great War

Robert Graves & Siegfried Sassoon. by Helen McPhail

Publisher: Leo Cooper in Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Written in English
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  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967.,
  • Graves, Robert, 1895-1985.,
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Literature and the war.,
  • Poets, English -- 20th century -- Biography.,
  • Soldiers -- Poetry.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-189) and index.

Overview: Poetry was a popular means of expressing opinions during World War I. This lesson uses poems as primary sources that provide insight into the soldier’s point of view of the battlefield. Students will use the information they learn about World War I to write their own poems from a .   Poetry — one of the most important and time-honored forms of literature in the world — brought us greats like William Shakespeare and W.B. Yeats to ancient poets like Homer and Dante Alighieri to American treasures like Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson. Book List Simon Featherstone: War Poetry: An Introductory Reader. London & NY: Routledge, Jon Silkin, ed. Penguin Book of First World War Poetry. Rev. Second Edition. NY: Penguin, If you buy a used copy, be sure of the edition, as we will be reading some of the added poems. Poetry and Myths of the Great War examines the various myths that have grown up around the war. It explores the historical and sociological myths of the Edwardian Summer, the supposedly banal nature poetry of the pre-war Georgian poets and the image of the British public schools as factories for unthinking cannon-fodder.

Great War Poets, great poetry, great work Beautifully done, and a work worth listening to. I found I could only take this in small bouts as each poem is emotionally charged and puts you in the trenches or stretches. These poets where great writers and the narrators fantastic. As we look back to the “Great War” of , we begin to feel that it has ceased to be a part of contemporary history. Two decades of disillusionment with the results of that vast conflict have given way to two decades of rapidly fluctuating attitudes based on a much broader and more threatening set of historical circumstances; and our present disillusionments—accepted, perhaps, as. Quarto. pp. , with colour illustrations throughout. A book in Fine condition in a Fine dust-jacket Poems by not only the great British War Poets, Brooke, Sassoon, Gurney, Owen, Rosenberg, Sorley, Blunden, Graves and others, but also by Irish, Australian, Canadian, French and German writers. Seller Inventory # . Literature of the Great War. Poetry of World War I Erich Maria Remarque Ernest Hemingway World War I stimulated some of the greatest writing of the twentieth only did it produce a great outpouring of poetry during the course of the fighting, but it also spawned several war novels that now have a place among the great books of the world.

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Graves and Sassoon: On the Trail of the Poets of the Great War Helen McPhail, Philip Guest Siegfried Sassoon and Robert Graves were two of the most famous British authors of the 20th century, but they are remembered by many World War I buffs primarily as officers in the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

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– London, E. Mathews, The oldest of the war poets (he was 45 when the war began), Laurence Binyon () was an expert on Oriental art at the British Museum, and an established scholar and poet. The current #1 book in this list, "The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War", appears to have been spammed in.

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Get this from a library. On the trail of the Poets of the Great War: Robert Graves & Siegfried Sassoon. [Helen McPhail; Philip Guest]. Edmund Blunden: On a Poets Trail is the second guide in the Battleground Poet Specials. Following on from the highly successful Wilfred Owen guide, the book follows the war career of this prolific First World War poet.

Details of maps, military diaries, photographs and modern roads to Pages: Writers and poets of the Great War attempted to distinguish how this war was different than anything the world had seen before, both the manner in which it was fought and the changing attitude toward the purpose of the conflict, and it was a task shared by all of society, both those on the battlefield and back at home.

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Published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd; illustrated edition (12 Aug ). pages. ISBNISBN Battleground Europe., On the trail of the poets of the Great War. Edition/Format: Print book: Biography: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Graves, Robert, -- Sassoon, Siegfried, -- Poets, English -- 20th century -- Biography.

View all subjects; More like. The Great War, The Waste Land and the Modernist Long Poem explores how cultural responses to the trauma of the First World War found expression in the form of the modernist long poem.

Beginning with T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Oliver Tearle reads that most famous example of the genre in comparison with lesser known long poems, such as Hope Mirrlees's Paris: A Poem, Richard Aldington's A Fool.

The poets of the first world war are drip-fed into every kind of school across the country, and the extra-literary appeal of their writing (the courage, the suffering, the devastation it describes. Robert William Service (Janu – Septem ) was a British-Canadian poet and writer, often called "the Bard of the Yukon".

Born in Lancashire of Scottish descent, he was a bank clerk by trade, but spent long periods travelling in Western America and Canada, often in some poverty.

War Poets Trail To mark the centenary of the Start of the First World War Edinburgh Napier University with support from Edinburgh Council have established a “War Poets Trail”.

The Trail commemorates the life and work of the Poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen who were both patients at. 10 classic war poems selected by Dr Oliver Tearle. There are many great war poems out there and there have been a great number of popular war poets.

Putting together a universal list of the best war poetry raises all sorts of questions. But since such a list will always be a matter of personal taste balanced with more objective matters such as. The poetry of the Great War is among the most powerful ever written in the English language.

Unique for its immediacy and searing honesty, it has made a fundamental contribution to our understanding of and response to war and the suffering it creates.

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English poetry is not yet fit to speak of them. Nor is it about deeds, or lands, nor anything about glory, honour, might, majesty, dominion, or power, except War. Above all I am not concerned with Poetry.

My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. Yet these elegies are to this generation in. This unique volume unites the poetry and the history of the war, so often treated separately, granting readers the pride, strife, and sorrow of the individual soldier’s experience coupled with a panoramic view of the war’s toll on an entire nation.

Sixteen poets of the Great War (World War I) are remembered on this memorial: Richard Aldington () who served in the trenches and achieved success with his novel Death of a Hero based on his war experiences; Laurence Binyon () whose words 'They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old ', from his war poem 'For the Fallen', are heard each year on Remembrance Sunday.

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Wilfred Owen – A Poet Who Wrote the Great War’s Epitaph Even as It Was Writing His. The death of the First World War’s ablest poet was thus a testimony to its monumental absurdity. Rudyard Kipling is not widely remembered as a First World War poet, but rather a jingoistic patriot who trumpeted Britain’s imperial conflicts.

However, the war undoubtedly had an irrevocable effect on his writing and a devastating effect on his own life. When war broke out inKipling – in his late 40s – was too old to enlist.

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An intelligent assessment of the impact of the first world war on Britain that challenges its iconic status as a world of gloomy trenches, anti-war poets and wasted lives.

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