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Ivor Gurney The Complete Poetical Works Volume 1

Author : Philip Lancaster
ISBN : 019956695X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first volume in a five-volume edition of the complete poetical works of Ivor Gurney (1890-1937). Following an extensive study of all known manuscripts, the edition brings much of that work to publication for the first time. Since his death, much of his work has been censored or overlooked, his stylistic development towards modernism written off as the product of 'insanity' The availability of his complete poetry will change absolutely our understanding of Gurney's development, and the true nature of his poetry. It will lay bare his aspirations and pursuits as an artist in all its diversity, as a poet of war, of place, and of the asylum; a poet whose work has been celebrated by Geoffrey Hill for its 'incontestible grandeur'. Volume I presents all of Gurney's poems written from March 1907 to December 1918. It begins with Gurney's earliest surviving verse, and ends, just after the Armistice, with his return to civilian life.

Dweller In Shadows

Author : Kate Kennedy
ISBN : 9780691218540
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first comprehensive biography of an extraordinary English poet and composer whose life was haunted by fighting in the First World War and, later, confinement in a mental asylum Ivor Gurney (1890–1937) wrote some of the most anthologized poems of the First World War and composed some of the greatest works in the English song repertoire, such as “Sleep.” Yet his life was shadowed by the trauma of the war and mental illness, and he spent his last fifteen years confined to a mental asylum. In Dweller in Shadows, Kate Kennedy presents the first comprehensive biography of this extraordinary and misunderstood artist. A promising student at the Royal College of Music, Gurney enlisted as a private with the Gloucestershire regiment in 1915 and spent two years in the trenches of the Western Front. Wounded in the arm and subsequently gassed during the Battle of Passchendaele, Gurney was recovering in hospital when his first collection of poems, Severn and Somme, was published. Despite episodes of depression, he resumed his music studies after the war until he was committed to an asylum in 1922. At times believing he was Shakespeare and that the “machines under the floor” were torturing him, he nevertheless continued to write and compose, leaving behind a vast body of unpublished work when he died of tuberculosis. Drawing on extensive archival research and spanning literary criticism, history, psychiatry and musicology, this compelling narrative sets Gurney’s life and work against the backdrop of the war and his institutionalisation, probing the links between madness, suffering and creativity. Facing death in the trenches, Gurney hoped that history might not “forget me quite.” This definitive account of his life and work helps ensure that he will indeed be remembered.

Handbook Of British Literature And Culture Of The First World War

Author : Ralf Schneider
ISBN : 9783110422559
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The First World War has given rise to a multifaceted cultural production like no other historical event. This handbook surveys British literature and film about the war from 1914 until today. The continuing interest in World War I highlights the interdependence of war experience, the imaginative re-creation of that experience in writing, and individual as well as collective memory. In the first part of the handbook, the major genres of war writing and film are addressed, including of course poetry and the novel, but also the short story; furthermore, it is shown how our conception of the Great War is broadened when looked at from the perspective of gender studies and post-colonial criticism. The chapters in the second part present close readings of important contributions to the literary and filmic representation of World War I in Great Britain. All in all, the contributions demonstrate how the opposing forces of focusing and canon-formation on the one hand, and broadening and revision of the canon on the other, have characterised British literature and culture of the First World War.

Dismantling Glory

Author : Lorrie Goldensohn
ISBN : 0231119380
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dismantling Glory deals with the poetry written about the honors and horrors of battle by the very soldiers who put their lives on the line. Focusing on American and English poetry from World Wars I and II and the Vietnam War, Lorrie Goldensohn presents the move from a poetry largely bound to trench warfare to a global war poetry dominated by air power, invasion, and occupation. Civilians, prisoners, and children enter this poetry in new and compelling ways, as do issues of race and gender, changing and complicating the representation of war, and expanding the scope of antiwar thinking.


Author : Scott Brewster
ISBN : 9781134363902
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The term ‘lyric’ has evolved, been revised, redefined and contested over the centuries. In this fascinating introduction, Scott Brewster: traces the history of the term from its classical origins through the early modern, Romantic and Victorian periods and up to the twenty-first century demonstrates the influence of lyric on poetic practice, literature, music and other popular cultural forms uses three aspects -- the lyric ‘self’, love and desire and the relationship between lyric, poetry and performance -- as focal points for further discussion not only charts the history of lyric theory and practice but re-examines assumptions about the lyric form in the context of recent theoretical accounts of poetic discourse. Offering clarity and structure to this often intense and emotive field, Lyric offers essential insights for students of literature, performance, music and cultural studies.

The Poetry Of Clare Hopkins Thomas And Gurney

Author : Andrew Hodgson
ISBN : 9783030309718
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This book attends to four poets – John Clare, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Edward Thomas, and Ivor Gurney – whose poems are remarkable for their personal directness and distinctiveness. It shows how their writing conveys a potently individual quality of feeling, perception, and experience: each poet responds with unusual commitment to the Romantic idea of art as personal expression. The book looks closely at the vitality and intricacy of the poets’ language, the personal candour of their subject matter, and their sense, obdurate but persuasive, of their own strangeness. As it traces the tact and imagination with which each of the four writers realises the possibilities of individualism in lyric, it affirms the vibrancy of their contributions to nineteenth and twentieth-century poetry.

Tongues In Trees

Author : Kim Taplin
ISBN : UOM:39015037399543
Genre : Ecology in literature
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The wholesale destruction of trees is a sign of the careless and short-sighted greed that is despoiling our world. Kim Taplin believes that reverence for nature is vital to healthy spirituality and imagination, and that since the industrial revolution we witness an increasing disquiet among our English writers. In a series of connected essays, generously prefaced by poems and prose extracts, she considers how Keats, Clare, Barnes, Ruskin, Hopkins, Jefferies, Hardy, Edward Thomas, E. M. Forster, Ivor Gurney, David Jones, Andrew Young, J. R. R. Tolkien and Frances Horovitz have celebrated the Greenwood and responded to its erosion. This eloquent and timely study of trees and woods in the English literary imagination will inspire all those who are concerned about our environment as well as all readers and students of literature.

The Sonnet

Author : Stephen Regan
ISBN : 9780191540592
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The Sonnet provides a comprehensive study of one of the oldest and most popular forms of poetry, widely used by Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, and still used centuries later by poets such as Seamus Heaney, Tony Harrison, and Carol Ann Duffy. This book traces the development of the sonnet from its origins in medieval Italy to its widespread acceptance in modern Britain, Ireland, and America. It shows how the sonnet emerges from the aristocratic courtly centres of Renaissance Europe and gradually becomes the chosen form of radical political poets such as Milton. The book draws on detailed critical analysis of some of the best-known sonnets written in English to explain how the sonnet functions as a poetic form, and it argues that the flexibility and versatility of the sonnet have given it a special place in literary history and tradition.

Structure And Dissolution In English Writing 1910 1920

Author : Stuart Sillars
ISBN : 9781349276646
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores key texts - Howards End , The Rainbow , and the poetry of Owen, Sassoon and Edward Thomas - to show the mingled continuation and rejection of convention as their characteristic achievement, exploring features often seen as failures. It also discusses the writing's increasing concern with the inadequacies of language, seeing it within the frame of contemporary society and deconstructive theory, and attempting to locate them in relation to high Modernism.

Military Review

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Author : Harriet Monroe
ISBN : UOM:39015019391542
Genre : American poetry
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Ivor Gurney

Author : Ivor Gurney
ISBN : UOM:39015021988053
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A collection of more than 460 of the letters of the English poet and composer, Ivor Gurney - many of them not previously published.

Poetry Of Witness The Tradition In English 1500 2001

Author : Carolyn Forché
ISBN : 9780393340426
Genre : Poetry
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This anthology features 300 poems that were written under extreme conditions, by authors who were awaiting execution, imprisoned, on the battlefield or working in forced labor all while history was being made around them, revealing a unique point of view. Original.

C S Lewis Poetry And The Great War 1914 1918

Author : John Bremer
ISBN : 9780739171530
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book presents a realistic account of the early years of C.S. Lewis as revealed in “Spirits in Bondage” and its surrounding events. It calls for a reappraisal of Lewis himself, not as a “soldier-poet” but as a young, ruthless and ambitious would-be academic, using others—his father, his university, his mistress—to further his own ends.

The Examiner

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British Book News

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Lyric In Its Times

Author : John Wilkinson
ISBN : 9781350093935
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this important new intervention, leading poet and critic John Wilkinson explores the material life of the lyric poem. How does the lyric – considered as an object, as an event – grapple with permanence and impermanence, the rhythms of change and the passing of time? Drawing on new insights from contemporary philosophy and object-oriented ontology, psychoanalysis and the visual arts, The Lyric in Its Times includes innovative and insightful new readings of work by a wide range of lyric poets, from Shakespeare, Blake and Shelley to Charles Baudelaire, Frank O'Hara and J.H. Prynne.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722678
Genre : Bibliography, National
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Books In Print

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Genre : American literature
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Book Review Index

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