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Scars Upon My Heart: Women's Poetry and Verse of the First World War

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Your battle wounds are scars upon my heart' wrote Vera Brittain in a poem to her beloved brother, four days before he died in June 1918. The rediscovery of TESTAMENT OF YOUTH has reminded a new generation of the bitter sufferings of women as well as men in the terrible madness of the First World War. This, the first anthology of women war poets for over sixty years, will come as a surprise to many. It shows, for example, that women were writing protest poetry before Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, and that the view of ...

Scars Upon My Heart: Women's Poetry and Verse of the First World War 2006, Virago Press (UK)

ISBN-13: 9781844082254

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