Tag Archive: Edmund Blunden

1916 Seen From 1921 by Edmund Blunden

1916 Seen From 1921 by Edmund Blunden

A poem full of raw emotion and a tremendous sense of loss and sadness. The reader becomes acutely aware that Blunden is biding his time, waiting for his life to return to him, so that he can once again be at peace in his beloved countryside, but one also realises that he never really achieved […]

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Robert Graves

Robert Graves

Robert Von Ranke Graves was born in Wimbledon on 24th July 1895, the third of five children born to Alfred Perceval Graves and his second wife, Amalie Elizabeth Von Ranke. Graves was educated at Charterhouse School, where he was befriended and influenced by one of the masters, mountaineer, George Mallory. In 1914, Graves has just […]

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Edmund Blunden

Edmund Blunden

Edmund Charles Blunden was born on London on November 1st 1896, the oldest child of headmaster Charles Blunden and his wife, Margaret (née Georgina Margaret Tyler). After the arrival of two more children, the Blundens moved to Yalding in Kent, where Charles became headmaster of the local village school. Edmund passed a very happy childhood […]

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Literary Connections No.5: Edward Thomas

Literary Connections No.5

Literary Connections No.5, shows the links between Edward Thomas, Ivor Gurney, Edmund Blunden, Siegfried Sassoon, and Rupert Brooke.

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Literary Connections No.4: Rudyard Kipling

Literary Connections No.4

Literary Connections No.4, shows the links between Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy, Siegfried Sassoon, Robert Graves and Edmund Blunden.

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The Red Sweet Wine of Youth – The Brave and Brief Lives of the War Poets

The Red Sweet Wine of Youth by Nicholas Murray cover

A group portrait of the poets of the First World War by Nicholas Murray Published by: Little, Brown Cover Price: £25.00 All references given below refer to the hardback edition. Before reviewing this book, I thought I would read the opinions of others and, upon doing so, discovered it had been almost universally praised as […]

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