From the Line

Scottish War Poetry 1914-1945

David Goldie (Editor), Roderick Watson (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

The first half of the Twentieth Century witnessed two catastrophic global conflicts, with suffering on a scale that - thankfully - later generations find hard to comprehend. The full story of what it was like to endure these wars might never be told, because many who survived chose not to speak - or could not speak - of what they saw and suffered. But some could turn to poetry, to try to make sense of what was happening. From the Line brings together the best of Scotland's poetry from the two World Wars: 138 poems, from fifty-six poets, are represented here, from both men and women, from battlefields across the world and from the Home Front, too. There is dread in these lines as poets reflect on the loss of peace, or mourn the death of friends and comrades. Some tell of traumas that can never be shaken off, others of an intensity that would never be found again - but there is hope, too, and moments of humour, compassion and decency that survived the worst.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages252
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2014

Fingerprint

Poet
Poetry
War Poetry
Home Front
Peace
Poem
Trauma
Decency
Compassion
Comrades
Second World War
Scotland

Keywords

  • war
  • Scotland
  • Scottish literature
  • poetry

Cite this

Goldie, D., & Watson, R. (Eds.) (2014). From the Line: Scottish War Poetry 1914-1945. Glasgow.
Goldie, David (Editor) ; Watson, Roderick (Editor). / From the Line : Scottish War Poetry 1914-1945. Glasgow, 2014. 252 p.
@book{a932c89eabf14d7f8310a0fc183f100a,
title = "From the Line: Scottish War Poetry 1914-1945",
abstract = "The first half of the Twentieth Century witnessed two catastrophic global conflicts, with suffering on a scale that - thankfully - later generations find hard to comprehend. The full story of what it was like to endure these wars might never be told, because many who survived chose not to speak - or could not speak - of what they saw and suffered. But some could turn to poetry, to try to make sense of what was happening. From the Line brings together the best of Scotland's poetry from the two World Wars: 138 poems, from fifty-six poets, are represented here, from both men and women, from battlefields across the world and from the Home Front, too. There is dread in these lines as poets reflect on the loss of peace, or mourn the death of friends and comrades. Some tell of traumas that can never be shaken off, others of an intensity that would never be found again - but there is hope, too, and moments of humour, compassion and decency that survived the worst.",
keywords = "war, Scotland, Scottish literature, poetry",
editor = "David Goldie and Roderick Watson",
year = "2014",
month = "3",
day = "10",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781906841164",

}

From the Line : Scottish War Poetry 1914-1945. / Goldie, David (Editor); Watson, Roderick (Editor).

Glasgow, 2014. 252 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

TY - BOOK

T1 - From the Line

T2 - Scottish War Poetry 1914-1945

A2 - Goldie, David

A2 - Watson, Roderick

PY - 2014/3/10

Y1 - 2014/3/10

N2 - The first half of the Twentieth Century witnessed two catastrophic global conflicts, with suffering on a scale that - thankfully - later generations find hard to comprehend. The full story of what it was like to endure these wars might never be told, because many who survived chose not to speak - or could not speak - of what they saw and suffered. But some could turn to poetry, to try to make sense of what was happening. From the Line brings together the best of Scotland's poetry from the two World Wars: 138 poems, from fifty-six poets, are represented here, from both men and women, from battlefields across the world and from the Home Front, too. There is dread in these lines as poets reflect on the loss of peace, or mourn the death of friends and comrades. Some tell of traumas that can never be shaken off, others of an intensity that would never be found again - but there is hope, too, and moments of humour, compassion and decency that survived the worst.

AB - The first half of the Twentieth Century witnessed two catastrophic global conflicts, with suffering on a scale that - thankfully - later generations find hard to comprehend. The full story of what it was like to endure these wars might never be told, because many who survived chose not to speak - or could not speak - of what they saw and suffered. But some could turn to poetry, to try to make sense of what was happening. From the Line brings together the best of Scotland's poetry from the two World Wars: 138 poems, from fifty-six poets, are represented here, from both men and women, from battlefields across the world and from the Home Front, too. There is dread in these lines as poets reflect on the loss of peace, or mourn the death of friends and comrades. Some tell of traumas that can never be shaken off, others of an intensity that would never be found again - but there is hope, too, and moments of humour, compassion and decency that survived the worst.

KW - war

KW - Scotland

KW - Scottish literature

KW - poetry

UR - http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/ScotLit/ASLS/From_the_Line.html

M3 - Book

SN - 9781906841164

BT - From the Line

CY - Glasgow

ER -

Goldie D, (ed.), Watson R, (ed.). From the Line: Scottish War Poetry 1914-1945. Glasgow, 2014. 252 p.