By Jon Stallworthy

From Homer to Heaney, the voices of fellows and girls have seldom been extra piercing, extra poignant, than in time of clash. for 50 years, Jon Stallworthy has been attuned to such voices. In Survivors' Songs he explores a chain of poetic encounters with warfare, with essays on Rupert Brooke, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, and others. fantastically written, this relocating booklet units the poetry and prose of the 1st global struggle and its aftermath within the wider context of writing approximately conflict from prehistoric Troy to Anglo-Saxon England; from Agincourt to Flanders; from El Alamein to Vietnam; from the wars of the day before today to the wars of the next day.

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