In memoriam: the great war - John Bain, elegist of lost boys and lost boyhood

J. A. Mangan

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    Abstract

    It has been written of the Great War that sensibility is the umbilicus of our understanding. The obscure Marlborough schoolmaster, John Bain, made an inimitable contribution to this understanding with his evocations of boyhood brought to appalling destruction. He was the unique elegist of boys he had loved in the beauty of their youth; a singular chronicler of their lost boyhood and a moving memorialist of his lost boys.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)492-530
    Number of pages39
    JournalInternational Journal of the History of Sport
    Volume28
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • memorialist
    • elegist
    • chronicler
    • war verse
    • lost boyhood
    • lost boys
    • monodist

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