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The Resource Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001, edited by Carolyn Forché and Duncan Wu

Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001, edited by Carolyn Forché and Duncan Wu

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Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001
Title
Poetry of witness
Title remainder
the tradition in English, 1500-2001
Statement of responsibility
edited by Carolyn Forché and Duncan Wu
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eng
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
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DLC
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portraits
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Forché, Carolyn,
  • Wu, Duncan,
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  • Poetry
  • Witnesses
  • Political atrocities
  • Military history
  • English poetry
  • Military history
  • Political atrocities
  • Witnesses
  • Lyrik
  • Englisch
  • Krieg
  • Unterdrückung
Label
Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001, edited by Carolyn Forché and Duncan Wu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
861744773
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
xx, 641 pages
Isbn
9780393340426
Lccn
2013035019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)861744773
Label
Poetry of witness : the tradition in English, 1500-2001, edited by Carolyn Forché and Duncan Wu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
861744773
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
xx, 641 pages
Isbn
9780393340426
Lccn
2013035019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)861744773

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