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Armistice: a laureate's choice of poems of war and peace

Armistice: a laureate's choice of poems of war and peace

Duffy, Carol Ann, editor

The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but 'the Great War' would not as hoped be 'the war to end all wars'. In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, guides us deep into the act and root of 'armistice': its stoppage or 'stand' of arms, its search for truce and ceasefire. In 100 poems, our most cherished poets of the Great War speak alongside those from other conflicts and cultures, so that we hear some of the lesser-heard voices of war, including wives, families, those left behind. These poems of war and peace memorialise the horror and the tragedy of conflict. At the same time, in armistice, they become a record of renewal and a testimony to hope

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Faber & Faber, 2018
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Carol Ann Duffy
ISBN: 057134707X, 9780571347070
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 170 pages ; 23 cm
Subject: Literature.; Anti-war poetry.; War poetry.