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Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001, edited by Carolyn Forché and Duncan Wu

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Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001
Title
Poetry of witness
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the tradition in English, 1500-2001
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edited by Carolyn Forché and Duncan Wu
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eng
Summary
A groundbreaking anthology containing the work of poets who have witnessed war, imprisonment, torture, and slavery. A companion volume to Against Forgetting, Poetry of Witness is the first anthology to reveal a tradition that runs through English-language poetry. The 300 poems collected here were composed at an extreme of human endurance--while their authors awaited execution, endured imprisonment, fought on the battlefield, or labored on the brink of breakdown or death. All bear witness to historical events and the irresistibility of their impact. Alongside Shakespeare, Milton, and Wordsworth, this volume includes such writers as Anne Askew, tortured and executed for her religious beliefs during the reign of Henry VIII; Phillis Wheatley, abducted by slave traders; Samuel Bamford, present at the Peterloo Massacre in 1819; William Blake, who witnessed the Gordon Riots of 1780; and Samuel Menashe, survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. Poetry of Witness argues that such poets are a perennial feature of human history, and it presents the best of that tradition, proving that their work ranks alongside the greatest in the language
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DLC
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PN6101
LC item number
.P544 2014
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poetry
Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001, edited by Carolyn Forché and Duncan Wu
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Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001, edited by Carolyn Forché and Duncan Wu
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Includes index
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Contents
The age of tyranny -- The civil war -- The age of uncertainty -- Revolutionary upheaval -- Civil war and civil liberties -- The age of world war
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24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 641 pages
Isbn
9780393340426
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(pbk.)
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2013035019

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