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Poets of the First World War

John Greening




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Writing from a poet's perspective himself, John Greening here considers some neglected names from the Great War - Wilfrid Gibson, Laurence Binyon, Ivor Gurney, Charles Sorley - while reassessing the work of established figures such as Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg, Thomas, Blunden and Graves. Each chapter provides a biographical summary and close analysis of the verse. There is a discussion, too, of other key poems of the period, including the contribution made by women writers. Greening closes his study with a chapter on the influences of the war on later poets, such as Michael Longley and Ted Hughes.


About the author:

John Greening is a poet and critic. He is the author of a guide to W.B. Yeats in this series. His selected poems, Hunts, was published by Greenwich Exchange in 2009. He regularly reviews for the Times Literary Supplement.


156  pages

ISBN: 978-1-871551-79-2

Greenwich Exchange Category: Student Guides

Series: Student Guide



Other books by John Greening published by Greenwich Exchange:

The Poetry of Ted Hughes

Edward Thomas

Poems of 1912-13: Thomas Hardy

Hunts: Poems 1979-2009 (Paperback Ed.)

Hunts: Poems 1979-2009 (Hardback Ed.)

Geoffrey Grigson: Selected Poems

Elizabethan Love Poets

W.B. Yeats

Poetry Masterclass