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Isaac Rosenberg: 21st-Century Oxford Authors [Kindle Edition]

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[a] useful critical commentary is tucked away neatly at the end of the book, adding greatly to the volume's readability while still providing scholarly information for those who want it. (Peter Parker, Times Literary Supplement)

...definitive critical edition of the poems, plays and letters of unjustly neglected voice from the trenches of the first world war. (Adam Newey The Guardian)

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This volume, part of the the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series, presents all of the surviving writings of Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918): poetry, plays, prose works, and letters. The book also provides a commentary giving details of the composition and publication of the poems and plays and throws light on the people, places, and incidents described in both these and the letters. An introduction places the collection in context and a chronological table describes the main events of his life. There are also examples of his paintings and drawings.

Although best known as a war poet, most of Rosenberg's work pre-dates the war. The son of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, he grew up in London's East End. Financially impoverished, he nevertheless lived in a society that valued artistic creativity - among his friends were Mark Gertler and David Bomberg. He was a painter as well as a poet, and studied at the Slade School of Art. He knew many of the leading poets of the day, and his letters, in particular those to Edward Marsh and Gordon Bottomley, throw fascinating light on his own poetic creativitiy and the response to his work of those around him.

In both his letters and prose works we find an insightful commentator on both poetry and painting. Though never a member of any movement, he was aware of the issues that preoccupied the artistic circles of his day. His artistic independence gives both power and insight to his work.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3728 KB
  • Print Length: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (29 Jan 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001NPE9O4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent edition 2 Nov 2012
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I have been using the old Ian Parsons edition for years and didn't think I needed this new one. But it is excellent - the notes and scholarly apparatus make reading Rosenberg even more interesting than he already is. The design of the book also adds to the pleasure - nice clear type, well set out.
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