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characters Strange Meetings 100 ¼ [PDF / Epub] ✐ Strange Meetings ☃ Harry Ricketts – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Strange Meetings provides a highly original account of the War Poets of 1914 1918 written through a series of actual encounters or near encounters from Siegfried Sassoon's first blushing meeting with Strange Meetings provides a higNtensely 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 poe

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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'

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Strange MeetingsStrange 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 i