Three Poets of the First World War by Ivor Gurney

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An essential new collection of poetry from the First World War.

This indispensable anthology brings together the works of three major poets from the First World War. Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) was a classical music composer and poet who published two volumes of poems, Severn and Somme and War's Embers. Wilfred Owen's (1893- 1918) realistic poetry is remarkable for its details of war and combat. Isaac Rosenberg's (1890-1918) Poems from the Trenches is widely considered one of the finest examples of war poetry from the period. Carefully selected by Jon Stallworthy, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Oxford, these poems comprise a landmark publication that reflects the disparate experiences of war through the voices of the soldiers themselves.

 

About Ivor Gurney

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JON STALLWORTHY is a poet and literary critic who has published widely on twentieth-century literature and war poetry.
 
Published March 27, 2012 by Penguin Classics. 208 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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