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The Spirit of Man
Robert Seymour Bridges
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The Spirit of Man

3.25  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Published by Longmans Green & Co. (first published 1916)
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Marcus Hobson
Sep 28, 2015 Marcus Hobson rated it liked it
Shelves: first-world-war
An interesting anthology for a number of reasons - it was first published in 1916, a few months before the horrors of The Somme battles. There is an interesting mix of poems and prose and some unusual choices in the selection.
Some found it a comfort in 1916, as they came to terms with the loss of their loved ones. In my copy certain lines had been marked by grieving parents, commemorating the loss of their son and lauding his heroism.
The book itself has a fascinating history - I have tried to fi
Oct 27, 2007 Lenna rated it really liked it
Shelves: poerty
This is such an interesting book. It claims to be a collection of some of the greatest poetry and prose of Western culture. Well and good. But the subtext of it seems to be that it was written as a kind of intellectual's propaganda to exhort young British men to go fight in World War I, or perhaps to soothe their rather damaged minds while in the trenches. It is a fascinating book.
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