The Great War through the eyes of the Poets

An evening presentation by Jim Shannon titled “The Great War through the eyes of the Poets” was the fourth in the 2017/2018 winter lecture series.

“The First World War was a cataclysmic upheaval, changing fundamentally the lives of many millions. There were at the time a great many different views and opinions on the war. In this talk these views, as expressed in the works of contemporary poets, are examined, showing a wide divergence of opinion, ranging from the patriotic ultra-romantic work of Rupert Brooke, through the graphic realism of Wilfred Owen, to the searing sarcasm of Siegfried Sassoon, and including the feminine viewpoint as expressed by such poets as Katherine Tynan.”


The talk took place on 21st February, 8pm, Leighlinbridge Parish Centre.






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