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The New Oxford Book of War Poetry By Jon Stallworthy (Emeritus Professor of English, Emeritus Professor of English, Wolfson College, Oxford)

The New Oxford Book of War Poetry

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A new edition of Jon Stallworthy's acclaimed anthology marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Complete with a revised introduction and 42 new poems, the volume offers diverse account of war poetry from Homer's The Iliad to poems written about the wars of the twenty-first century.

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The New Oxford Book of War Poetry by Jon Stallworthy (Emeritus Professor of English, Emeritus Professor of English, Wolfson College, Oxford)

There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. Jon Stallworthy's classic and celebrated anthology spans centuries of human experience of war, from Homer's Iliad, through the First and Second World Wars, the Vietnam War, and the wars fought since. This new edition, published to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, includes a new introduction additonal poems from David Harsent and Peter Wyton amongst others. The new selection provides improved coverage of the two World Wars and the Vietnam War, and new coverage of the wars of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

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Review from previous edition Review from previous edition quite simply the most rewardingly catholic anthology of battle verse I know. Homer, Byron, Macauley, Hardy - and more recently, Keyes, Reed, Lewis, Douglas and Prince - they're all here, plus an excellent brief essay of introduction. * Times Educational Supplement *
a marvellous collection of old favourites and many surprises. * The Star *
This collection is of exceptionally high quality. * Washington Post *
full of good things...many old favourites and quite a few genuine surprises. * Vernon Scannell, The Guardian *
This is an anthology that works in a way that the work of no single poet could. * The Observer *

About Jon Stallworthy (Emeritus Professor of English, Emeritus Professor of English, Wolfson College, Oxford)


Jon Stallworthy was a poet and Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Oxford University. He was a Fellow of the British Academy, and the author of many distinguished works of poetry, criticism, and translation. Among his books are critical studies of Yeats's poetry, and prize-winning biographies of Louis MacNiece and Wilfred Owen (hailed by Graham Greene as 'one of the finest biographies of our time'). He was an editor of The Norton Anthology of English Literature and of the definitive edition of Wilfred Owen's poetry.

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The New Oxford Book of War Poetry by Jon Stallworthy (Emeritus Professor of English, Emeritus Professor of English, Wolfson College, Oxford)
Jon Stallworthy (Emeritus Professor of English, Emeritus Professor of English, Wolfson College, Oxford)
Oxford Books of Prose & Verse
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Oxford University Press
2015-12-15
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0198704488
9780198704485
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