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War Poems

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ISBN-10: 0375407901

ISBN-13: 9780375407901

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Hollander

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From Homer and Virgil to Byron and Yeats, from Shelley and Whitman to Auden and Stevens, from ancient China's anonymous bards to Poland's Mickiewicz and Israel's Amichai, poets of all times, places, and sensibilities have been moved to write about war. Here are more than one hundred of their most memorable poems, ranging from Horace on the Battle of Actium to Adrienne Rich's Vietnam-era "Newsreel." An extraordinary anthology.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/12/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 4.75" wide x 6.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

John Hollander has edited several Everyman's Library Pocket Poet volumes, including "Robert Frost", "Christmas Poems", "War Poems", "Marriage Poems", "Animal Poems", & "Garden Poems". He is the A. Bartlett Biamatti Professor of English at Yale University, & the author of numerous books of poetry & criticism. He was made a MacArthur Fellow in 1990.

Foreword
Heroic Ages: Ancient Through Renaissance
The War in Heaven: Raphael Tells of Satan's Artillery
From the Second Book of Samuel David's Lament Over Saul and Jonathan
The Destruction of Sennacherib
Achilles Over the Trench
A Pause in the Fighting
Ballad of Hector in Hades
Caesar Crosses the Rubicon
Go Tell the Spartans
AEneas Kills Turnus
AEneas Tells of the Trojan Horse
Dulce et Decorum est pro Patria Mori
After the Battle of Actium
The Evils of War
First War
Alas for Us Soldiers
A Riddle
Lament of the Frontier Guard
Lament of a Soldier's Wife
A Face-off in the Crusades
Britomart Kills the Amazon
Carol for the Victory at Agincourt
King Henry Exhorts His Troops
Before the Battle of Agincourt
Farewell to Arms
The Glories of Our Blood and State
To Lucasta, Going to the Wars
Gathering Song of Donald the Black
The Battle of Flodden Field
O Flodden Field
The War Song of Dinas Vawr
Before and After Napoleon
To the Duke of Marlborough
After Blenheim
The Drum
Concord Hymn
After the American Rebellion
Hohenlinden
Incident of the French Camp
On War
Battle of the Baltic
The Year 1812
Ye Mariners of England
The Grenadiers
Defence of Fort McHenry
The Dream
The Charge of the Light Brigade
1887
Danny Deever
Ode, Inscribed to W. H. Channing
The American Civil War
The Portent
The Arsenal at Springfield
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
A Vision of the Civil War
The Conflict of Convictions
The Crime of the Ages
Shiloh
Charleston
The Artilleryman's Vision
The Colored Soldiers
For the Union Dead
The Blue and the Gray
War is Kind
Modern Warfare: World War I
Channel Firing
August 1914
Shadow
Lament
Grodek
Trumpets
On the Eastern Front
Patrol
War Grave
May, 1915
The Dead
Rouen
Dulce et Decorum est
Strange Meeting
Break of Day in the Trenches
The Rear-guard
Field Ambulance in Retreat
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
Mademoiselle from Armentieres
As the Team's Head Brass
The Veteran
In Flanders Fields
Recalling War
World War II and After
To Margot Heinemann
Naming of Parts
1 September 1939
Hitler Spring
In Westminster Abbey
How to Kill
Reconciliation
Gallantry
The Fury of Aerial Bombardment
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
Losses
Carrier
Carentan O Carentan
First Snow in Alsace
Night of Battle
I Want to Die in My Own Bed
How Much Longer?
Newsreel
"Come On, Come Back"
General Observations
War
Warnings Unheeded
Lead!
What the Bullet Sang
On the Danger of War
Soldier's Song
Song for a Fallen Warrior
The Man He Killed
Two Armies
Recruiting Drive
Captain in Time of Peace
Another Kind of War
Acknowledgments
Index of Authors