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N and David Jones in half a century after the great war beganAmong the other poets and writers we encounter are Vera Brittain Roland Leighton Robert Graves Isaac Rosenberg Robert Nichols and Edmund Blunden Ricketts's unusual approach allows him to follow their relationships marking their responses to each other's work and showing how these affected their own poetry one potent strand for example is the profound influence of Brooke both as a model to follow and a burden to reject The stories become i. Very good chapters on different meetings some real and some imagined I hadn t realised how linked some of the Soldier Poets lives wereI know the War Poets are studied extensively at school a

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Strange Meetings

Strange Meetings provides a highly original account of the War Poets ofwritten through a series of actual encounters or near encounters from Siegfried Sassoon's first blushing meeting with Rupert Brooke over kidneys and bacon at Eddie Marsh's breakfasts before the war through famous moments like Sassoon's encouragement of Owen when both are in hospital at the same time on to the poignant meeting between Edward Thomas's widow and Ivor Gurney in and the last strange lunch and 'longish talk' of Sassoo. This has the feel of an enthusiast s book written for the reader with an interest in the poets of the First World War rather than an academic text although Ricketts is a professor of English

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Ntensely personal and vivid we come to know each of the poets their family and intellectual backgrounds and their very different personalities And while the accounts of individual lives achieve the imaginative vividness of a novel they also give us an entirely fresh sense of Georgian poetry conveying all the excitement and frustration of poetic creation and demonstrating how the whole notion of what poetry should be 'about' became fractured and changed for ever by the terrible experiences of the wa. Although the author tries hard to bring the meetings between the various poets to life it is onlt the well documented meeting between Sassoon and Owen at Craiglockart that really interests Alt


6 thoughts on “Strange Meetings

  1. says:

    This has the feel of an enthusiast’s book written for the reader with an interest in the poets of the First Wor

  2. says:

    Very good chapters on different meetings some real and some imagined I hadn't realised how linked some of the Soldier Poets lives wereI know the 'War Poets' are studied extensively at school and this book would be an invaluable resourceI especially enjoyed the sections where Ricketts mused on what would have happened if some of the soldiers who had died so young on the battlefields had actually managed to escape the sni

  3. says:

    Although the author tries hard to bring the meetings between the various poets to life it is onlt the well documen

  4. says:

    A wonderful book in its intelligent evocation of the poets the time they lived and their literary context I hadn't fully understood the dynamics of the literature of time and the differences between the poets the way things

  5. says:

    A series of inter linked essays on actual vicarious and imagined meetings between poets of the First World War Very readabl

  6. says:

    What an odd little book Really interesting despite the tenuous nature of some of the 'meetings' What it did show really c