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Published by Harvester Wheatsheaf in New York .
Written in English



  • Great Britain


  • English poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Literature and the war.,
  • Soldiers" writings, English -- History and criticism.,
  • War poetry, English -- History and criticism.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-169) and index.

StatementGeorge Parfitt.
LC ClassificationsPR605.W65 P37 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 175 p. ;
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL592581M
ISBN 10071081285X, 0710812868
LC Control Number96184132

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