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Title Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001 / edited by Carolyn Forché and Duncan Wu.
Publication New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Edition First Edition.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 641 pages) : portrait.
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. The age of tyranny -- II. The Civil War -- III. The age of uncertainty -- IV. Revolutionary upheaval -- V. Civil War and civil liberties -- VI. The age of World War.
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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Poetry -- Translations into English.
Witnesses -- Poetry.
Political atrocities -- Poetry.
Military history -- Poetry.
Poetry -- Translations into English. (OCoLC)fst01067748
Military history. (OCoLC)fst01021222
Political atrocities. (OCoLC)fst01069207
Witnesses. (OCoLC)fst01176383
Genre Poetry. (OCoLC)fst01423828
Electronic books.
Addl. Author Forché, Carolyn, editor.
Wu, Duncan, editor.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Poetry of witness. First Edition 9780393340426 (DLC) 2013035019 (OCoLC)861744773
ISBN 9780393347661 electronic bk.
0393347664 electronic bk.

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