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Blunden, Edmund 1896-1974

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Collected poems by Wilfred Owen( Book )

63 editions published between 1963 and 1977 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War poems - Other poems and fragments - Minor poems and juvenilia
Shelley, a life story by Edmund Blunden( Book )

49 editions published between 1930 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Hardy by Edmund Blunden( Book )

62 editions published between 1941 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War poets, 1914-1918 by Edmund Blunden( Book )

48 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undertones of war by Edmund Blunden( Book )

78 editions published between 1928 and 2007 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Undertones of War, one of the finest autobiographies to come out of World War I, the acclaimed poet Edmund Blunden records his devastating experiences in combat. After enlisting at the age of twenty, he took part in the disastrous battles at the Somme, Ypres, and Passchendaele, describing them as "murder, not only to the troops but to their singing faiths and hopes." All the horrors of trench warfare, all the absurdity and feeble attempts to make sense of the fighting, all the strangeness of observing war as a writer-- of being simultaneously soldier and poet-- pervade Blunden's memoir. In steely-eyed prose as richly allusive as any poetry, he tells of the endurance and despair found among the men of his battalion, including the harrowing acts of bravery that won him the Military Cross
Charles Lamb by Edmund Blunden( Book )

38 editions published between 1954 and 1964 in 3 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Lamb (1775-1834), essayist, poet, humorist, critic and letter-writer, has an enduring reputation for his early Tales from Shakespeare (1807), written in collaboration with his sister Mary, and his Essays of Elia, first published in the London Magazine. This thematic selection of Lamb's writings - essays, dramatic criticism, verse and letters - not only demonstrates his literary achievements; it forms a self-portrait of the writer: generous, amused, and gregarious, finding imaginative escape from grim circumstances in the teeming life of London and the theatre. The reader is drawn into
Nature in English literature by Edmund Blunden( Book )

34 editions published between 1929 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen( Book )

76 editions published between 1931 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains all of Owen''s best known work, only four of which were published in his lifetime. His war poems were based on his acute observations of the soldiers with whom he served on the Western front, and reflect the horror and waste of World War One
Votive tablets; studies chiefly appreciative of English authors and books by Edmund Blunden( Book )

30 editions published between 1929 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Blunden: a selection of his poetry and prose by Edmund Blunden( Book )

18 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leigh Hunt; a biography by Edmund Blunden( Book )

19 editions published between 1930 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleridge : studies by several hands on the hundredth anniversary of his death by Edmund Blunden( Book )

28 editions published between 1934 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the poems of Henry Vaughan; characteristics and intimations by Edmund Blunden( Book )

31 editions published between 1927 and 1992 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayside poems of the seventeenth century; an anthology gathered by Edmund Blunden and Bernard Mellor by Edmund Blunden( Book )

15 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayside poems of the early eighteenth century by Edmund Blunden( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelley and Keats as they struck their contemporaries; notes partly from manuscript sources by Edmund Blunden( Book )

22 editions published between 1925 and 1978 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Edmund Blunden( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson( Book )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Blunden's undertones of war by Edmund Blunden( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) was one of the youngest of the war poets, enlisting straight from school to find himself in some of the Western Front's most notorious hot-spots. His prose memoir, written in a rich, allusive vein, full of anecdote and human interest, is unique for its quiet authority and for the potency of its dream-like narrative. Once we accept the archaic conventions and catch the tone -- which can be by turns horrifying or hilarious -- Undertones of War gradually reveals itself as a masterpiece. It is clear why it has remained in print since it first appeared in 1928. This new edition not only offers the original unrevised version of the prose narrative, written at white heat when Blunden was teaching in Japan and had no access to his notes, but provides a great deal of supplementary material never before gathered together. Blunden's 'Preliminary' expresses the lifelong compulsion he felt 'to go over the ground again' and for half a century he prepared new prefaces, added annotations. All those prefaces and a wide selection of his commentaries are included here-marginalia from friends' first editions, remarks in letters, extracts from later essays, and a substantial part of his war diary. John Greening has provided a scholarly introduction discussing the bibliographical and historical background, and brings his poet's eye to a much expanded (and more representative) selection of Blunden's war poetry. For the first time we can see the poet Blunden as the major figure he was. Blunden had always hoped for a properly illustrated edition of the work, and kept a folder full of possible pictures. The editor, with the Blunden family's help, has selected some of the best of them to include in this new edition."--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Blunden, E. 1896-1974

Blunden, E. C.

Blunden, E. C. 1896-1974

Blunden, E. C. (Edmund Charles)

Blunden, E. C. (Edmund Charles), 1896-1974

Blunden, E. Ch.

Blunden Edmond 1896-1974

Blunden, Edmund

Blunden, Edmund 1896-1974

Blunden, Edmund C. 1896-1974

Blunden, Edmund Charles

Blunden Edmund Charles 1896-1974

Blunden, Edmundo

Edmund Blunden britisk poet

Edmund Blunden Brits dichter (1896-1974)

Edmund Blunden brittisk poet

Edmund Blunden englischer Dichter

エドマンド・ブランデン

ブランデン, E.

ブランデン, エドマンド

埃德蒙·布伦登 英国诗人、作家与文学批评家

Languages
English (729)

German (3)

Italian (2)

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Undertones of warNature in English literatureSelected poemsCollected songs : 44 songs, including 7 cycles or setsUndertones of warEdmund BlundenSelected poems