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The Penguin book of First World War poetry

Author: Jon Silkin
Publisher: London, England ; New York, N.Y., USA : Penguin Books, 1996.
Series: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed., rev. with new materialView all editions and formats
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A selection of poetry written during World War I. In the introduction Jon Silkin traces the changing mood of the poets - from patriotism through anger and compassion to an active desire for social change. The book includes work by Sassoon, Owen, Blunden, Rosenberg, Hardy and Lawrence.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Silkin
ISBN: 0141180099 9780141180090
OCLC Number: 37105631
Description: 304 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Channel Firing --
Drummer Hodge / Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) --
From 1914: IV. The Dead --
From 1914: V. The Soldier / Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) --
Into Battle / Julian Grenfell (1888-1915) --
In Flanders Fields / John McCrae (1872-1918) --
Rendezvous / Alan Seeger (1888-1916) --
'All the hills and vales along' --
Two Sonnets --
'When you see millions of the mouthless dead' / Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895-1915) --
Private --
Man and Dog --
Owl --
In Memoriam (Easter, 1915) --
Fifty Faggots --
This is No Case of Petty Right or Wrong --
Rain --
Roads --
February Afternoon --
Cherry Trees --
As the Team's Head-Brass --
Gone, Gone Again / Edward Thomas (1878-1917) --
Two Voices --
Preparations for Victory --
Come On, My Lucky Lads --
Zonnebeke Road --
Vlamertinghe: Passing the Chateau, July, 1917 --
Third Ypres --
Gouzeaucourt: The Deceitful Calm --
La Quinque Rue --
Ancre at Hamel: Afterwards --
1916 seen from 1921 --
Report on Experience --
Midnight Skaters / Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) --
To His Love --
Silent One --
Bohemians --
Butchers and Tombs --
War Books --
Strange Hells --
It is near Toussaints / Ivon Gurney (1890-1937) --
To Robert Nichols --
Recalling War / Robert Graves (1895-1985) --
Working Party --
'The rank stench of those bodies haunts me still' --
Death-Bed --
Prelude: The Troops --
Counter-Attack --
Base Details --
Lamentations --
Does it Matter? --
Glory of Women --
Repression of War Experience / Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) --
Epitaphs of the War (1914-18): A Servant --
Epitaphs of the War (1914-18): A Son --
Epitaphs of the War (1914-18): The Coward --
Epitaphs of the War (1914-18): Pelicans in the Wilderness (A Grave near Halfa) --
Epitaphs of the War (1914-18): The Refined Man --
Epitaphs of the War (1914-18): Common Form --
Epitaphs of the War (1914-18): A Drifter off Tarentum --
Gethsemane (1914-18) / Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) --
Soldier Addresses his Body --
Winter Warfare / Edgell Rickword (1898- ) --
'my sweet old etcetera' / E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) --
Field Manoeuvres Outpost Duty --
In the Trenches --
Trench Idyll --
Resentment / Richard Aldington (1892-1962) --
From 'Antwerp' --
That Exploit of Yours / Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) --
Lament / F.S. Flint (1885-1960) --
Summer in England, 1914 / Alice Meynell (1847-1922) --
Lamplight / May Wedderburn Cannan (1893-1973) --
Cenotaph / Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) --
Veteran --
Afterwards / Margaret Postgate Cole (1893-1980) --
Der Blinde Junge / Mina Loy (1882-1966) --
Trenches: St Eloi / T.E. Hulme (1883-1917) --
Happy Warrior --
End of a War: Argument --
End of a War: Meditation of a Dying German Officer --
End of a War: Dialogue between the Body and the Soul of the Murdered Girl --
End of a War: Meditation of the Waking English Officer --
Short Poem for Armstice Day / Herbert Read (1893-1968) --
From In Parenthesis, Part 7 / David Jones (1895-1974) --
From 'Youth in Arms' --
From 'Youth in Arms': IV. Carrion / Harold Munro (1879-1932) --
In the Dordogne / John Peale Bishop (1892-1944) --
Grotesque / Frederic Manning (1887-1935) --
Exposure --
Dead-Beat --
Dulce Et Decorum Est --
Anthem for Doomed Youth --
Disabled --
Miners --
Apologia Pro Poemate Meo --
Show --
Insensibility --
Terre --
From 'Wild with All Regrets' --
Send-Off --
Mental Cases --
Futility --
Strange Meeting --
Sentry --
Smile, Smile, Smile --
Spring Offensive / Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) --
Song of Man Who Has Come Through / D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) --
On Receiving News of the War --
From Moses --
Marching (As Seen from the Left File) --
August 1914 --
Break of Day in the Trenches --
'A worm fed on the heart of Corinth' --
Louse Hunting --
Returning, We Hear the Larks --
Dead Man's Dump --
Daughters of War --
From The Amulet --
Tower of Skulls --
From The Unicorn --
Soldier: Twentieth Century --
Girl to Soldier on Leave --
Burning of the Temple --
Destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian Hordes / Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918) --
Silent Slain / Archibald Macleish (1892-1982) --
Grass / Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) --
Conscientious Objector / Edna St Vincent Millay (1892-1950) --
War --
'Why do you visit me, white moths, so often?' / Georg Heym (1887-1912) --
Trumpets --
Night --
Dejection --
In the East --
Lament --
Grodek / Georg Trakl (1886-1914) --
Leaving for the Front / Alfred Lichtenstein (1889-1941) --
Decampment / Ernst Stadler (1883-1914) --
Clearing-Station --
Clearing Station / Wilhelm Klemm (1881-1968) --
Guard-Duty --
Battlefield / August Stramm (1864-1915) --
Poet and War / Albert Ehrenstein (1886-1950) --
Nocturnal Landscape / Anton Schnack (1892-1973) --
From Requiem for the Dead of Europe: Recitative (I) --
From Requiem for the Dead of Europe: Recitative (VIII) / Yvan Goll (1891-1950) --
Shadow --
Sighs of the Gunner from Dakar / Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) --
Relief / Charles Vildrac (1882-1971) --
Little Song of the Maimed / Bejain Peret (1899-1959) --
Dead / Rene Arcos (1881-1959) --
Agony --
Vigil --
Brothers --
I am a creature --
Rivers --
San Martino del Carso --
Italy --
No More Crying Out / Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970) --
Trust and Riposte / Eugenio Montale (1896-1981) --
Kite / Aleksandr Blok (1880-1921) --
July 1914 / Anna Akhmatova (1889-1967) --
Petropolis / Osip Mandelstram (1891-1938) --
'A white low sun' / Marina Tsvetayeva (1892-1941) --
Naming Souls.
Series Title: Penguin twentieth-century classics.
Other Titles: First World War poetry
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Jon Silkin.

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A selection of poetry written during World War I. In the introduction Jon Silkin traces the changing mood of the poets - from patriotism through anger and compassion to an active desire for social change. The book includes work by Sassoon, Owen, Blunden, Rosenberg, Hardy and Lawrence.

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