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War and the pity of war

Author: Neil Philip; Michael McCurdy
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an illustrated collection of poems about the waste, horror, and futility of war as well as the nobility, courage, and sacrifice of individuals in wartime.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Poetry
Juvenile poetry
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Philip; Michael McCurdy
ISBN: 0395849829 9780395849828
OCLC Number: 37878647
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Includes --
Title [Author]: War poet [Sidney Keyes] --
Paper soldier [Bulat Okudzhava] --
Wars [Carl Sandburg] --
War songs [traditional, Ojibwa] --
Do not weep [Stephen Crane] --
The rambling soldier --
The female drummer --
Boney --
Hanging on the old barbed wire [traditional, English] --
Pick a fern, pick a fern [Bunno] --
[from] A German war primer --
War has been given a bad name --
To my countrymen [Bertolt Brecht] --
Roman wall blues [W.H. Auden] --
The Corsican monster [Anonymous, English] --
Napoleon [Walter de la Mare] --
The charge of the Light Brigade [Alfred, Lord Tennyson] --
John Brown's body [Anonymous, American] --
Cavalry crossing a ford [Walt Whitman] --
The college colonel [Herman Melville] --
Leaving for the front [Alfred Lichtenstein] --
All the hills and vales along --
When you see millions of the mouthless dead [Charles Hamilton Sorley] --
The send-off [Wilfred Owen] --
Before action [Leon Gellert] --
No one cares less than I --
In memoriam (Easter 1915) [Edward Thomas] --
Calligram, 15 May 1915 [Guillaume Apollinaire] --
Lamentations --
Everyone sang [Siegfried Sassoon] --
Here dead lie we because we did not choose --
Epitaph on an army of mercenaries [A.E. Housman] --
The silent one --
To his love [Ivor Gurney] --
The children, 1914-18 --
Epitaphs of the war, 1914-18 [Rudyard Kipling] --
Epitaph [Anakreon] --
Cenotaph at the Isthmos --
Thermopylae [Simonides] --
How few of us are left, how few! [Anonymous, Chinese] --
The times [Charles Madge] --
An irish airman foresees his death --
What was lost [W.B. Yeats] --
So many times I've seen [Yuliya Drunina] --
A burnt ship [John Donne] --
Convoy --
Song of the dying gunner AA1 [Charles Causley] --
When a beau goes in [Gavin Ewart] --
Building the barricade [Anna Swirszcynska] --
The house that fear built: Warsaw, 1943 [Jane Flanders] --
Written in pencil in the sealed railway-car [Dan Pagis] --
Don't be afraid [David Vogel] --
The children's exodus [Karen Gershon] --
Jungle night ["K"] --
The myth of Hiroshima [Saga Nobuyuki] --
In the fire, a telegraph pole [Hara Tamiki] --
Vietnam [Clarence Major] --
Hell no! I ain't gonna go! [Matthew Jones, Elaine Lavon] --
Central highlands, Viet Nam, 1968 [Geary Hobson] --
Manuel is quiet sometimes [Martin Espada] --
Vapor trail reflected in the frog pond [Galway Kinnell] --
Cambodia [James Fenton] --
For a friend who was killed in the war [Mazisi Kunene] --
Guns [Sa'di Yusuf] --
Essential Serbo-Croat [Ken Smith] --
Another epitaph on an army of mercenaries [by Hugh MacDiarmid] --
Back [Wilfrid Gibson] --
Barbara [Jacques Prevert] --
Report on experience [Edmund Blunden] --
Phooie! [Robert Garioch] --
Mrs. McGrath [traditional, Irish] --
War [Ebeneezer Elliott].
Responsibility: edited by Neil Philip ; illustrated by Michael McCurdy.
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Presents an illustrated collection of poems about the waste, horror, and futility of war as well as the nobility, courage, and sacrifice of individuals in wartime.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-05-08) Good Permalink

          THE BOOK IS FILLED WITH POEMS MADE UP BY SOLDIERS DURING DIFFERENT WARS. MOST OF THEM ARE FROM WORLD WAR I & II. THE POEMS ARE JUST LONG ENOUGH TO KEEP YOUR ATTENTION.

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