The Red Sweet Wine of Youth: The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets

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This title paints a full picture of the wider world after the First World War in which poets such as Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen moved, getting away from the stereotype of the doomed youth in the Flanders mud and relating them to a particular historical, social and cultural moment in the evolution of British society.

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The poetry that emerged from the trenches of WWI is a remarkable body of work, at once political manifesto and literary beacon for the twentieth century. In this passionate recreation of the lives of the greatest poets to come out of the conflict, Nicholas Murray brilliantly reveals the men themselves as well as the struggle of the artist to live fully and to bear witness in the annihilating squalor of battle.

Bringing into sharp focus the human detail of each life, using journals, letters and literary archives, Murray brings to life the men’s indissoluble comradeship, their complex sexual mores and their extraordinary courage. Poignant, vivid and unfailingly intelligent, Nicholas Murray’s study offers new and finely tuned insight into the – often devastatingly brief – lives of a remarkable generation of men.

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Weight 0.31 kg
Dimensions 13.1 × 26 × 19.6 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

343

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

821.91209 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K