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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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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not ever so impressed... 21 Oct. 2011
By Ben1204
Format:Kindle Edition
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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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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 very good insight into War. 29 Mar. 2013
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Quickly delivered by Kindle. A superb read byanyone who can feel and see what the human being, and soul, has to go through, in all its extremeties, in War - then and now. At least NOW we think of it as a democratic thing that all right minded people have to support - BUT then, we also did at that time - so is it all inevitable?
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4.0 out of 5 stars Memories of tragedy 9 May 2013
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I'm not a big poetry fan, but these really evoke a sense of the First World War and what it's what like in the true aches and back at home. I read it for Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum Est' which I did at school, and discovered some other talented poets in the process.
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good book
Published 5 months ago by Anno
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All the usual suspects. Still haiuntingly beautiful and disturbingly brutal
Published 6 months ago by Uncle Drewford
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving. What else can I say? Written with ...
Moving. What else can I say? Written with such depth and feeling, heartwrenching stuff.
Published 8 months ago by Larky
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So moving and wonderful
Published 8 months ago by dawn
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Poignant and brought the poets into my home whilst I read them.
Published 9 months ago by Tony McCaffery
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absolutely love this book, the poetry is so poignant it stirs feelings of sadness and anger at the wasted lives.
Published 9 months ago by Mr. J. W. Oneill
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poems rated grown ups
boring and it was just not my type but there were quite alot of poems I don't know there isn't ITS A LONG WAY TO TIPPERARY which is my favourite
Published 10 months ago by Hari satchell
5.0 out of 5 stars lest we forget
very evocative and well selected
Published 10 months ago by keith
5.0 out of 5 stars A piece of history
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). Read more
Published 14 months ago by John Stuart Grey
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of the war poets
Excellent reading & the poems were movable & enjoyable to read I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys real moving stuff
Published 14 months ago by Pen Name
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