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Stand in the Trench, Achilles: Classical Receptions in British Poetry of the Great War

ISBN : 9780199679324

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¥7,579
Author: 
Elizabeth Vandiver
Pages
476 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
138 x 215 mm
Pub date
Mar 2013
Series
Classical Presences
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Elizabeth Vandiver examines the ways in which British poets of the First World War used classical literature, culture, and history as a source of images, ideas, and even phrases for their own poetry. Vandiver argues that classics was a crucial source for writers from a wide variety of backgrounds, from working-class poets to those educated in public schools, and for a wide variety of political positions and viewpoints. Poets used references to classics both to support and to oppose the war from its beginning all the way to the Armistice and after. By exploring the importance of classics in the poetry of the First World War, Vandiver offers a new perspective on that poetry and on the history of classics in British culture.

Index: 

I. EDUCATION, CLASS, AND CLASSICS
II. REPRESENTING WAR
III. DEATH AND REMEMBRANCE
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

About the author: 

Elizabeth Vandiver is the Clement Biddle Penrose Associate Professor of Latin and Classics at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington.

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