History . Language and Literature . Post 19th Century Literary Studies

War Damage: Four Poets of the First World War

“what are the implications of [war damage] for our understanding of literary works which themselves engage with the theme of the damage inflicted by war?”

Richard Price answers this as he considers how poets Guillaume Apollinaire, Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas and David Bomberg each reacted to the First World War, and how their poetry both addressed, and alerted readers to its horrors. He charts the literary, stylistic and aesthetic aspects of war poetry by these writers, and includes extracts from original manuscripts, war poetry anthologies, and digital archives to illustrate how each poet represented the First World War.

>> Read Richard Price’s article in Comparative Critical Studies, 8.2–3,
DOI: 10.3366/ccs.2011.0018

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