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The Red Sweet Wine Of Youth
Nicholas Murray

Classification : History
Pub Date : Aug 10, 2012
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 352
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349121437
Price : 899

About the book

The poetry that emerged from the trenches of WWI is a remarkable body of work, at once political manifesto and literary beacon for the twentieth century. In this passionate recreation of the lives of the greatest poets to come out of the conflict, Nicholas Murray brilliantly reveals the men themselves as well as the struggle of the artist to live fully and to bear witness in the annihilating squalor of battle.



Bringing into sharp focus the human detail of each life, using journals, letters and literary archives, Murray brings to life the men's indissoluble comradeship, their complex sexual mores and their extraordinary courage. Poignant, vivid and unfailingly intelligent, Nicholas Murray's study offers new and finely tuned insight into the - often devastatingly brief - lives of a remarkable generation of men.

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With lightly worn learning and considerable erudition, The Red Sweet Wine of Youth recuperates lesser-known writers such as Julian Grenfell and TE Hulme, and situates them alongside Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon . . . A fine account of the poetic sensibility of the period>
Murray is the best kind of literary biographer . . . A rich and compelling patchwork of responses to the conflict>
     
Nicholas Murray
Nicholas Murray is the acclaimed biographer of Victorian poet and critic MATTHEW ARNOLD (Hodder), ANDREW MARVELL and ALDOUS HUXLEY, which was shortlisted for the Marsh Biography Award.
Books by Nicholas Murray
A Corkscrew is Most Useful (HB)
A Corkscrew Is Most Useful (PB)
Aldous Huxley (PB)
Kafka (PB)
Kafka (HB)
The Red Sweet Wine of Youth (HB)