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Anthony Padgett

War of the Poets

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Adp Publishing, 2015.

 

 Herein are some of the most entertaining and key literary wars waged between Britain's Poets in the Georgian, Bloomsbury and Modernist groups between 1919 and 1939. Its sources are fragments of a broken landscape of letters and biographies of T. S. Eliot, Lewis, Sassoon, Auden, Sitwell, Campbell, Day-Lewis, Spender, Owen, Graves, West, Sackville-West, Wolfe, Woolfe, Coward, Moore, Gollancz, Frankau, Hardy, Gawsworth, T. E. Lawrence, Joyce, Cunard, Tennant.

 

CONTENTS

Introduction

Note on Sources

1.    Blast Before the War (1914)

2.    War (1914-1918)

3.    Wheels (1915-1921)

4.    Sassoon “Cuts” Osbert (1922)

5.    The Portrait of Edith (1922)

6.    Ulysses and The Waste Land (1923)

7.    The Façade (1923-1925)

8.    The Apes of God (1923)

9.    “The Jawbone” (1924)

10.   Cunard Fall & Bloomsbury Rise

11.   Best-Selling Poet (1927)

12.   Hardy’s Funeral (1928)

13.   Auden and Spender’s Picnic (1929)

14.   Bloomsbury Tea (1929-1931)

15.   Portrait, Holst & Wolfe (1927-1930)

16.   The Georgiad (1931)

17.   Pinchbeck Lyre (1931)

18.   Fascist or Communist? (1932-1936)

19.   The Addict (1930-1935)

20.   Lawrence of Arabia (1919-1935)

21.   Hitler – Truffle eater  (1933-1936)

22.   The Left Book Club (1936-1938)

23.   The War of the Poets (1936-1938)

24.   Outbreak of War (1939)

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