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The War Poets: A Selection of World War I Poetry (2nd Edition)
 
 

The War Poets: A Selection of World War I Poetry (2nd Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Rupert Brooke , Siegfried Sassoon , Edward Thomas , Isaac Rosenberg , Ivor Gurney , Wilfred Owen
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****All errors and omissions present in the previous edition have been corrected in this 2nd edition; 11/20/2011****

This collection contains a selection of poetry from the British poets of WW I with an active table of contents for easy navigation. The collection includes:

RUPERT BROOKE

PEACE
SAFETY
THE DEAD
THE DEAD
THE SOLDIER

EDWARD THOMAS

ADLESTROP
TEARS
THE OWL
RAIN
THE CHERRY TREES
AS THE TEAM'S HEAD-BRASS

SIEGFRIED SASSOON

"THEY"
THE REAR-GUARD
I STOOD WITH THE DEAD
SUICIDE IN TRENCHES
THE GENERAL
HOW TO DIE
GLORY OF WOMEN
THEIR FRAILTY
DOES IT MATTER?
SURVIVORS
EVERYONE SANG
TO ANY DEAD OFFICER
SICK LEAVE

IVOR GURNEY

TO HIS LOVE
THE SILENT ONE

ISAAC ROSENBERG

BREAK OF DAY IN THE TRENCHES
LOUSE HUNTING
ON RECEIVING NEWS OF THE WAR
DEAD MAN'S DUMP
RETURNING, WE HEAR THE LARKS

WILFRED OWEN

ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH
APOLOGIA PRO POEMATE MEO
DULCE ET DECORUM EST
STRANGE MEETING
FUTILITY
DISABLED
MINERS
S.I.W.

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not ever so impressed... 21 Oct 2011
By Ben1204
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I recently bought a Kindle in hope of being 'more of a reader' and to perhaps read up more on topics studied within my Open University courses. So... my first download was this book on war poetry including Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est.

I was amazed and disappointed however to find the line 'Of tired, outstripped five-nines that dropped behind' had the words 'gas shells' instead of 'five-nines'; and in the line 'Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud', 'Obscene as cancer' was omitted!

I'm guessing this is an error in the translation of book to Kindle but it makes a huge difference to the poem. First-time readers will not be aware of these glaring mistakes, and I don't yet know if the printed copy has these errors or not? I wonder if any other poems have mistakes in the Kindle version of this book?
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1.0 out of 5 stars Some Mistakes 13 Nov 2011
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There are misprints throughout the books, for example in Sassoon's 'Does it matter' the word 'football' is replaced by hunting. Mistakes in poetry are unacceptable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars HISTORICAL INSIGHT 14 Dec 2013
By I Kane
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There is a good selection of poems including some very famous ones. All of them give a glimpse into a situation that, no matter how well illuminated, is beyond anything we can comprehend. The scenes depicted, the attitudes of the time, the devastation wraught upon every human feeling and emotion are encapsulated here. To a world now obcessed with human rights and health and safety these words attempt to portray why war should be avoided at all costs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking 10 Aug 2013
By Dave
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At times bleak and depressing, at times uplifting. Not an easy read, but a compelling record of the thoughts of men who lived through horrendous times and experiences. You may not enjoy reading this book - but you should read it anyway.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant,haunting and extremely moving. 4 April 2014
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As someone who has not a lot of knowledge of poetry this book evokes the horror and futility of the poets contained within this book. Moving and haunting in equal measure I recommend this to anyone who loves poetry or wants to get a greater understanding of the first world war from the poets who lived through it. Beautiful and a must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A piece of history 17 Mar 2014
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This selection of First World War poetry describes the horrors of the conflict in wonderful verse,one can imagine what these brave men endured (on both sides).through truly classic poetry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of the war poets 16 Mar 2014
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Excellent reading & the poems were movable & enjoyable to read I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys real moving stuff
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5.0 out of 5 stars World War 1 7 Mar 2014
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The whole agonising truth of this slaughterhouse is contained in the words of the poets
included in this anthology. The words will evoke strong emotional feelings and bring a tear even to the most
stoical.
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