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"British" World War One Poetry
An Introduction
The poetry of World War One has been some of the most important and influential work of the twentieth century. It has shaped our attitudes to war, and has remained ingrained in British cultural consciousness. In this collection world-leading experts revisit this important body of work to provide deeper insights into some of the most read British soldier poets, as well as providing new perspectives and introductions to a more expansive canon. This series was produced as part of the Faculty of English Spring School (3-5 April 2014) and is aimed at members of the public, particularly those...
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