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Old Glory: American War Poems from the Revolutionary War to the War on…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0892553103, Paperback)For the first time, in one volume, the rich canon of American war poems, from "Yankee Doodle" to Robert Creeley's "Ground Zero."
This unique, comprehensive anthology gathers together more than two hundred poems about the American experience of war—narratives, meditations, elegies, lamentations, odes, tributes, and battle hymns—many of them classics. Written by soldier-poets as well as poets on the home front, they are deeply personal, reflecting love of country, sacrifice, tragedy, glory, and sometimes disillusionment or dissent.
Arranged chronologically, virtually every conflict is included: the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Indian War, the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, September 11, and the present war in Iraq. Among the 140 poets are Longfellow, Wheatley, Dunbar, Bryant, Emerson, Thoreau, Crane, Dickinson, Melville, Whitman, Whittier, Masters, Bogan, Lindsay, Cummings, Eliot, Frost, Lowell, Pound, Sandburg, Bishop, Hughes, Levertov, Stevens, Williams, Bly, Creeley, Ginsberg, Harper, Paley, Rich, Warren, Komunyakaa, Weigl, and Collins.
A major historical, cultural, and literary volume, Old Glory speaks from the depth of time as well as from the immediacy of our own moment.
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Presents an anthology of American war poetry, featuring nearly two hundred selections that comment on more than twelve wars, from the American Revolution to the twenty-first-century war on terrorism, including works by Henry Wordsworth Longfellow, Francis Scott Key, Edgar Lee Masters, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Adrienne Rich, and others.
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