War Poets
The Secrets of Poems From the Great War

By Stephen Wade
October 2003
ISBN: 1-84285-030-X
126 pages, Illustrated, 5 1/4" x 8 1/2"
$31.95 paper original

There is a profound sense of discovery for each generation which comes to read the work of the War Poets. The reader has to comprehend the sheer enormity and loss of life in a theater of war that was at once hellish and yet paradoxically a cause of massive social change. In this Studymate the reader is shown how to consider the writing of war and conflict in general and then to understand the historical context. The author then explains the cathartic response of transmuting pain into art or literature. Contents include: the Poetry of war, Witness and response, How to read a war poem, Language and style, Wilfred Owen, Siegfreed Sassoon, Edward Thomas and Isaac Rosenberg, Writing about other Poets and the Home Front, Poetry, History and Ideology, How to study the War Poems successfully.

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