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the book itself has flaws but the poetry is brilliant.,
This review is from: The Penguin Book of First World War Poetry (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
World war 1 poetry is some of the most powerful and poignant in the history of literature, and in this book you will find some of the greatest pieces of poetry. including the great war poets such as: Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Rupert Brooke, Rudyard Kipling, and others... As i mentioned previously the poetry is brilliant and this cannot be stressed enough (of course there are some poems which aren't so great). But the flaw lies in the fact that there is no contents page grouping the poets' work together. Or an index for titles (an index for opening lines instead). But apart from this the book is pretty damn good the extra tiddly bits of information are a welcome feature; including info on the poets lives. Anyway the poetry in the book is great and the extra bits of info override the flaw of their being no poets' index.
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Initial post: 14 Feb 2010 12:18:37 GMT
VCBF (Val) says:
A good review, thank you. I was trying to decide which anthology of war poems I should get, so found your review very helpful.
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