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The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry by Jon Silkin Online



The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

  • Title: The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry
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  • ISBN : 9780141180090
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 320 pages


Unrivaled in its range and intensity, the poetry of World War I continues to have a powerful effect on readers This newly edited anthology reflects the diverse experiences of those who lived through the war, bringing together the words of poets, soldiers, and civilians affected by the conflict Here are famous verses by Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, and Wilfred Owen Unrivaled in its range and intensity, the poetry of World War I continues to have a powerful effect on readers This newly edited anthology reflects the diverse experiences of those who lived through the war, bringing together the words of poets, soldiers, and civilians affected by the conflict Here are famous verses by Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, and Wilfred Owen poetry by women writing from the home front and the anonymous lyrics of soldiers songs Arranged thematically, the selections take the reader through the war s stages, from conscription to its aftermath, and offer a blend of voices that is both unique and profoundly moving


Author Jon Silkin




The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry Reviews (31)

  • My experience with poetry anthologies is limited as an adult reader Given my pleasant experience with this volume, that is likely to change Over the last few years while browsing poetry sections I have discovered that this anthology is near ubiquitous I feel grateful I finally approached it I would [..]

  • Harrowing and heartbreaking poems from WW1, mostly written by soldiers in the trenches 100 years ago In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on rowThat mark our place and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns belowWe are the Dead Short days ago [..]

  • What is it about World War I that garnered such a deluge of superb war poetry There has been wars since man stood erect and poetry almost as long So what was the magic held by those predominantly British soldiers that enabled them to capture horror and dread in such introspective confines as verse I [..]

  • Some nice selections [..]

  • One of the books from my semester o world war one, in the spring of 1990 This one was, I think, from the English class, though it may have also been assigned reading for the history class as well The poetry itself runs the gamut, from the conventional and sentimental pep works from early in the war [..]

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