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Friends and Apostles
Rupert Brooke
0300070047
Nov 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Rupert Brooke is one of the 20th century's best examples of image management. After he died of blood poisoning en route to Gallipoli in 1915, the poet's valor and godlike good looks were soon immortalized. He never had the chance to prove the former save in a handful of verses that are far from his finest, but photographic proof of the latter was unassailable. When Brooke's letters were originally published in 1968, his executor and editor, Geoffrey Keynes, kept well clear of his extensive correspondence with James Strachey (brother of Lytton and now best remembered for his translations of Freud). Keynes went so far as to claim that they would appear in print "over my dead body." Nothing less than homosexual panic was at the heart of such hysteria: Brooke was to be forever deified, not damned as a sodomite.

Now Keith...



Dreaming of the Bones
Deborah Crombie
0553579312
December 1998
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
"Deborah Crombie might be the most British of American mystery novelists," said an astute reviewer in reference to Mourn Not Your Dead, the fourth book in her excellent series about Duncan Kincaid, an inoffensively upper-class Scotland Yard superintendent, and Sergeant Gemma James, his rougher-edged partner and lover. In addition to her finely tuned ear for the subtler nuances of Britspeak, Crombie--a resident of Richardson, Texas--achieves a rare and therefore enviable balance between the details of her characters' private lives and the plot of each particular book. That delicate balance is especially welcome in Dreaming of the Bones, when Kincaid's former wife, Dr. Victoria McClellan, threatens his personal and professional equanimity. A Cambridge don, Vic has been writing a biography of poet Lydia...


Rupert Brooke & Wilfred Owen
Rupert Brooke
0460878018
Aug 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
EVERYMAN'S POETRY LIBRARY: This new series of the world's greatest poetry features the hallmarks of Everyman Classics: top-quality production and reader-friendly design along with helpful notes and critiques. Each edition is also a great value, especially for those readers beginning to explore the work of these remarkable poets.

From the Publisher
Founded in 1906 by J.M. Dent, the Everyman Library has always tried to make the best books ever written available to the greatest number of people at the lowest possible price. Unique editorial features that help Everyman Paperback Classics stand out from the crowd include: a leading scholar or literary critic's introduction to the text, a biography of the author, a chronology of her or his life and times, a historical...


Six Poets Of The Great War
Adrian Barlow
052148569X
Sept 1995
Paperback
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Rupert Brooke and the Intellectual Imagination
Walter de la Mare
0838315151
August 1972
Library Binding
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Book Description
A brief and vivid study of 'imagination' in the work of Rupert Brooke.THIS TITLE IS CITED AND RECOMMENDED BY: Books for College Libraries.


Rupert Brooke & Wilfred Owen
Rupert Brooke
0753816547
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Move him into the sun
Gently its touch awoke him once,
At home, whispering of fields unsown,
Always it woke him, even in France...
Wilfred Owen's Futility


Poets of World War I
Rupert Brooke
0791073882
Apr 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7-Up Bloom's introduction is little more than the scribbled notes for a dry professorial aside on the featured poets. However, there is much to recommend this book. It gathers in one volume the essential elements necessary for research on Owen and/or Rosenberg. The materials are well chosen and effectively edited to give students a taste of the sweet rewards of more serious research. Touched on specifically are eight poems (four by each poet), and each selection is given a thematic analysis, followed by criticism supplied in the form of excerpted essays by Dylan Thomas, Ted Hughes, and Philip Larkin, as well as many other important modernists. -Herman Sutter, Saint Agnes Academy, Houston, TX Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Library...


War Poems of Siegfried Sassoon
Siegfried Sassoon
0486437159
October 2004
Paperback
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Review
"In later years, when Siegfried Sassoon had written much else in prose and verse, he was annoyed at always being referred to simply as a war poet, but it was the Great War that turned him into a poet of international fame, and I feel sure that his ghost will forgive me for thus bringing together these magnificently scarifying poems."--Rupert Hart-Davis, from his Introduction
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
At the dawn of World War I, a young English poet exchanged his pastoral pursuits of cricket, fox-hunting, and romantic verse for army life amid the muddy trenches of France. Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) began the war with a sense of noble enterprise and concluded it with disillusionment. This collection of his epigrammatic and satirical...


The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke
Rupert Brooke
1417914009
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
1915. And a biographical note by Margaret Lavington. A collection of verse from the English poet, who at the outbreak of World War I joined the Royal Naval Division, served at Antwerp, and was in the Dardanelles expedition when he died of blood poisoning at the island of Skiros. Handsome and athletic, Brooke was also charming, intellectual, and witty, and was universally sought in society. His early fame and tragic death have made him an almost legendary figure and he is remembered as the War Poet.


Naughty Bits: The Steamiest and Most Scandalous Sex Scenes from the World's Great Books
Jack Murnighan (Editor)
0609806602
May 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Jack Murnighan, former editor-in-chief of sex-friendly Web site Nerve.com, gathers short erotic excerpts from works by more than 70 authors from the Marquis de Sade to Thomas Pynchon, Sappho to Jeanette Winterson, Ovid to J.G. Ballard. Culled from his popular weekly online column, The Naughty Bits (also Brit slang for genitalia) is billed as "the book that literary perverts have been waiting for." One of several recent Nerve.com tie-ins, it's a great idea and one needn't be especially literary or perverted to enjoy it. Murnighan's thoroughly good-natured, erudite introductions add to the bawdy fun. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal
Most people don't read a good book or have great sex nearly as often as they should; then again, most...


Poems of Rupert Brooke
Rupert Brooke
1417972629
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Letters from America
Rupert Brooke
1419129791
June 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In these short letters written mostly for the Westminster Gazette, the 26-year-old British poet jotted down his impressions of a year-long trip to the United States, Canada and the South Pacific. With an adulatory preface by Henry James, they were issued in book form in London in 1916, after Brooke's death, and have never before been published hereand with reason. The pieces consist mainly of overwritten descriptions of scenery and superficial generalities about New York and Boston, Canada's larger cities, Niagara Falls, the Canadian Prairies and Rockies, which any talented young writer might have put down to impress faraway friends. One letter, entitled "Some Niggers," praises the German colonizers of Samoa. Certainly not Brooke's finest writing. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.


The Life and Selected Works of Rupert Brooke
John Frayn Turner
1844151395
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Rupert Brooke's short life was filled to brimming with drama and romance. Today he is the best known of that extraordinary collection of British Poets of the Great War. Tragically his life was cut short but not before he produced arguably the finest poetry of the 20th Century, the best examples of which are in this book.



Letters from America
Rupert Brooke
1885586698
Feb 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In these short letters written mostly for the Westminster Gazette, the 26-year-old British poet jotted down his impressions of a year-long trip to the United States, Canada and the South Pacific. With an adulatory preface by Henry James, they were issued in book form in London in 1916, after Brooke's death, and have never before been published hereand with reason. The pieces consist mainly of overwritten descriptions of scenery and superficial generalities about New York and Boston, Canada's larger cities, Niagara Falls, the Canadian Prairies and Rockies, which any talented young writer might have put down to impress faraway friends. One letter, entitled "Some Niggers," praises the German colonizers of Samoa. Certainly not Brooke's finest writing. Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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