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Robin Skelton
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28 Sep 2000 Penguin Modern Classics

Auden, Day, Lewis, Spender, MacNeice and the other key poets of the Thirties were children of the First World War, obsessed by war and by communalism, by the class-struggle and a passionate belief in poets as people whose actions are as publically important as their poems.For them, the Spanish Civil War epitomized the mood of the times, as their symbolic obsessions were transmuted into tragic reality. But from within their strongly defined unity of ideals, an astonishingly varied body of poetry emerged.

Robin Skelton has arranged the poetry to make an illuminating ‘critical essay’ of the period, and in his introduction he brilliantly probes the moods and mores of an intensely troubled and creative decade.


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (28 Sep 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141184574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141184579
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 12.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 47,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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August is nearly over, the people Back from holiday are tanned With blistered thumbs and a wallet of snaps and a little Joie de vivre which is contraband ; Whose stamina is enough to face the annual Wait for the annual spree, Whose memories are stamped with specks of sunshine Like faded fleurs-de-lys. Read the first page
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I bought this to read a particular poem - I have really enjoyed the rest of the antholgy
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