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Primary Sources: World War I


Literature of the First World War

The First World War evoked a surge in literary output, which included poems, novels, and drama. Whilst the poetry of Siegfried Sassoon, Rupert Brooke, and Wilfred Owen immediately springs to mind, works by Ivor Gurney, Edward Thomas, Charles Sorley, David Jones, and Isaac Rosenberg are also widely anthologized. Much of the literature written during and about the war was authored by men, largely because of the conflict's impact on their generation. However, a number of women (especially in the British tradition) also created literature about the war, often observing the effects of the conflict on soldiers and the Home Front. First World War Poetry Digital Archive



Book Sources: Literature - World War I

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