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Poetry in the Wars - Longley, Edna
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In the two world wars - and throughout the Troubles in Northern Ireland - poets insisted on not serving any political or nationalist case. As the war poets were attacked for failing to write their country's battle hymns, so the Ulster poets were victims of improper 'expectations'. In this seminal critical study Edna Longley argues that while poets as citizens may support various causes, poets as writers cannot settle for anything less than 'full human truths'. The price of that imaginative freedom is 'eternal vigilance'. ...

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Poetry in the Wars 1987, University of Delaware Press

ISBN-13: 9780874133226

American edition

Hardcover

Poetry in the Wars 1986, Bloodaxe Books

ISBN-13: 9780906427996

Annotated

Trade paperback

Poetry in the Wars 1986, Bloodaxe Books

ISBN-13: 9780906427743

Hardcover