American War Poetry: An Anthology

Forside
Lorrie Goldensohn
Columbia University Press, 2006 - 413 sider
American War Poetry spans the history of the nation. Beginning with the Colonial Wars of the eighteenth-century and ending with the Gulf Wars, this original and significant anthology presents four centuries of American men and women-soldiers, nurses, reporters, and embattled civilians-writing about war.

American War Poetry opens with a ballad by a freed African American slave commenting on a skirmish with Indians in a Massachusetts meadow. Poems on the American Revolution follow, as well as poems on "minor" conflicts like the Mexican War and the Spanish-American Wars. This compact anthology has generous selections on the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, and the Vietnamese-American War, but it also includes an unusually large offering on American participation in the Spanish Civil War. Another section covers four hundred years of conflict with Native Americans, ending with poems by contemporary Indians who respond passionately and directly to their difficult history. The collection also reaches into current reaction to American involvement in Latin America, Bosnia, and the Gulf Wars.

Showing the depth of feeling and the range of thinking with which Americans have confronted war, American War Poetry expands our sense of what poetry is made to do. While the birth of a national identity is documented in early poems, the anthology also conveys the growing sophistication of a uniquely American style. Although early war poems show that the first justification for war was purely defensive, as American global ambitions matured, American writers moved increasingly to deplore a homegrown imperialism and its terrible costs. While many familiar poems of patriotic ardor have been chosen, other poems show a steady interest in antiwar themes. Lorrie Goldensohn provides a brief biography for each poet and places each poem in its proper literary and historical context. Comprehensive and compelling, American War Poetry not only documents the birth and development of a national style of expression but shows the force of poetry working on the historical moment, making it come vitally alive.
 

Hva folk mener - Skriv en omtale

American war poetry: an anthology

Brukerevaluering  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Organized chronologically in sections that range from the Colonial wars ("And the glad Britons quit the fatal field," Joel Barlow,The Columbiad ) to contemporary conflicts ("If a body is what you want ... Les hele vurderingen

Innhold

III
1
IV
3
V
4
VII
5
VIII
6
IX
9
X
11
XI
12
CXXVIII
195
CXXIX
197
CXXX
199
CXXXI
200
CXXXII
201
CXXXIII
202
CXXXIV
203
CXXXV
204

XII
14
XIII
15
XIV
16
XV
17
XVI
18
XVII
19
XVIII
23
XIX
25
XX
27
XXI
30
XXII
32
XXIII
33
XXIV
36
XXV
37
XXVI
39
XXVII
40
XXVIII
42
XXIX
45
XXX
50
XXXI
55
XXXII
56
XXXIII
59
XXXIV
61
XXXV
64
XXXVI
65
XXXVII
67
XXXVIII
68
XXXIX
69
XLI
70
XLII
71
XLIII
72
XLV
73
XLVI
74
XLVII
77
XLIX
78
L
80
LI
81
LII
83
LIII
84
LIV
85
LVI
87
LVII
89
LVIII
90
LIX
92
LX
94
LXI
97
LXII
98
LXIII
99
LXIV
102
LXV
103
LXVI
104
LXVII
108
LXVIII
113
LXIX
114
LXX
119
LXXI
120
LXXV
121
LXXVI
122
LXXVIII
123
LXXIX
124
LXXX
126
LXXXI
128
LXXXII
129
LXXXIII
131
LXXXIV
132
LXXXV
133
LXXXVI
135
LXXXVII
136
LXXXVIII
138
LXXXIX
139
XC
142
XCI
143
XCII
144
XCIII
145
XCIV
146
XCV
148
XCVI
149
XCVII
150
XCVIII
152
XCIX
154
C
157
CI
158
CII
159
CIV
161
CVI
162
CVII
163
CVIII
164
CIX
166
CXI
168
CXII
169
CXIII
170
CXIV
172
CXV
173
CXVI
175
CXVII
178
CXVIII
179
CXIX
180
CXX
182
CXXI
187
CXXIV
189
CXXVI
191
CXXVII
194
CXXXVI
206
CXXXVII
208
CXXXVIII
209
CXLI
210
CXLII
212
CXLIII
214
CXLV
215
CXLVI
217
CXLVII
219
CXLVIII
220
CXLIX
221
CL
222
CLI
223
CLII
224
CLIII
233
CLIV
235
CLV
236
CLVI
237
CLVII
239
CLVIII
240
CLIX
241
CLX
242
CLXI
244
CLXII
245
CLXIII
247
CLXV
249
CLXVI
252
CLXVII
254
CLXVIII
256
CLXX
257
CLXXI
259
CLXXII
262
CLXXIII
263
CLXXIV
264
CLXXV
266
CLXXVII
268
CLXXVIII
269
CLXXIX
270
CLXXX
273
CLXXXI
275
CLXXXII
276
CLXXXIII
278
CLXXXV
281
CLXXXVII
282
CLXXXVIII
285
CLXXXIX
289
CXCI
290
CXCII
291
CXCIII
292
CXCIV
293
CXCV
296
CXCVIII
299
CXCIX
300
CC
301
CCI
302
CCII
303
CCIII
304
CCV
306
CCVI
307
CCVII
308
CCIX
309
CCX
310
CCXI
311
CCXII
312
CCXIII
313
CCXIV
315
CCXV
317
CCXVI
318
CCXVII
319
CCXVIII
320
CCXIX
321
CCXX
322
CCXXI
323
CCXXII
324
CCXXIII
325
CCXXIV
326
CCXXV
327
CCXXVI
328
CCXXVII
330
CCXXVIII
331
CCXXIX
332
CCXXX
333
CCXXXI
335
CCXXXII
338
CCXXXIII
339
CCXXXIV
340
CCXXXV
342
CCXXXVI
343
CCXXXVII
344
CCXXXVIII
345
CCXXXIX
347
CCXLI
349
CCXLII
351
CCXLIII
353
CCXLIV
358
CCXLV
361
CCXLVI
362
CCXLVII
364
CCXLVIII
366
CCXLIX
367
CCL
405
Opphavsrett

Andre utgaver - Vis alle

Vanlige uttrykk og setninger

Om forfatteren (2006)

Lorrie Goldensohn is the author of Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry (1992), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and Dismantling Glory: Twentieth-Century Soldier Poetry (2003), nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award.

Bibliografisk informasjon