World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others

World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others

Ironically, the horrors of World War One produced a splendid flowering of British verse as young poets, many of them combatants, confronted their own morality, the death of dear friends, the loss of innocence, the failure of civilization, and the madness of war itself.
This volume contains a rich selection of poems from that time by Rupert Brooke, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, and others known especially for their war poetry — as well as poems by such major poets as Robert Graves, Thomas Hardy, A. E. Housman, Robert Bridges, and Rudyard Kipling.
Included among a wealth of memorable verses are Rupert Brooke's "The Soldier," Wilfred Owen's "Anthem for Doomed Youth," "In the Pink" by Siegfried Sassoon, "In Flanders Fields" by Lieut. Col. McCrae, Robert Bridges' "To the United States of America," Thomas Hardy's "In Time of 'The Breaking of Nations,'" Robert Graves’s “A Dead Boche,” as well as works by Walter de la Mare, May Wedderburn Cannan, Ivor Gurney, Alice Meynell, and Edward Thomas.
Moving and powerful, this carefully chosen collection offers today's readers an excellent overview of the broad range of verse produced as poets responded to the carnage on the fields of Belgium and France.

Title:World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780486295688
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    World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others Reviews

  • ALLEN

    When the brightest British generation marched off to World War One, many did not return. Paul Fussell's award-winning 1975 literary-social-military history, The Great War and Modern Memory, helped sto...

  • Jimmy

    WWI became a war of attrition. Soldiers recognized this and opposed the war. By September 1914, the Allied and Central Powers were locked into trench warfare, and 1915-1916 were marked by years of sta...

  • Holly

    Been fascinated with world war one poets since..."Johnny Got His Gun" re-colored my whole world in middle school. Whenever I see a collection I snag it...this one did not disappoint simply for the inc...

  • Mary Soon Lee

    This short book collects together poems by British poets from the World War I era, most, but not all, of the poems being war poems of one variety or another. Candace Ward's excellent selections includ...

  • Gail

    This little Dover edition provides a cross-section of WW I poetry from the excellent to the not so good. Usually I prefer an edition with notes, but this included a brief biography of each poet, and s...

  • Linda

    The poems of Wilfred Owen are so emotionally overwhelming that they make up for some of the Hallmark Greeting Card poems lesser poets wrote about the war. There is a small introduction to each poet, a...

  • Nick Black

    Three stars for the rest of the collection and a fourth star for Owen's overwhelming efforts. This collection represents, in my opinion, the finest English poetic output between Tennyson and Eliot (an...

  • Cassidy

    The central idea of this book is the hardships of war. In one poem it talked about him dying in war. He talked about his mom having to say goodbye to her kids due to the war. In another poem it talked...

  • Patricia

    This little gem is big-hearted and reflects the experiences of the young men who went to war. There is a short bio of each poet which reminds the reader that some of these young men did not survive th...

  • Bob Colvin

    Anguished pomposityI know that most of the poets saw horrendous scenes in the war but they go out of their way to sound erudite and fashionably obscure. The poems of Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoo...