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

By: Vandiver, Elizabeth.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Classical Presences: Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (476 p.).ISBN: 9780191572807.Subject(s): Civilization, Classical -- Influence | Classical literature -- Influence | English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Reader-response criticism | War poetry, English -- History and criticism | World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry -- History and criticismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Stand in the Trench, Achilles : Classical Receptions in British Poetry of the Great WarDDC classification: 821/.912093581 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Introduction; PART I: EDUCATION, CLASS, AND CLASSICS; PART II: REPRESENTING WAR; PART III: DEATH AND REMEMBRANCE; Conclusion; References; General Index; Index Locorum
Summary: 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 opposethe 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.
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Cover; Contents; Introduction; PART I: EDUCATION, CLASS, AND CLASSICS; PART II: REPRESENTING WAR; PART III: DEATH AND REMEMBRANCE; Conclusion; References; General Index; Index Locorum

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 opposethe 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.

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

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