Armistice -


A Laureate's Choice of Poems of War and Peace



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The Armistice of 1918 brought ceasefire to the war on the Western Front, but 'the Great War' would not as hoped be 'the war to end all wars'. In this affecting selection, the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, guides us deep into the act and root of 'armistice': its stoppage or 'stand' of arms, its search for truce and ceasefire. In 100 poems, our most cherished poets of the Great War speak alongside those from other conflicts and cultures, so that we hear some of the lesser-heard voices of war, including wives, families, those left behind. These poems of war and peace memorialise the horror and the tragedy of conflict. At the same time, in armistice, they become a record of renewal and a testimony to hope.

Product code: 9780571347070

ISBN 9780571347070
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H222xW147xS18
No. Of Pages 184
Publisher Faber & Faber
Edition Main
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy chooses 100 poems - including those from other conflicts and cultures - to commemorate the Armistice of 1918, and themes of peace and truce more generally.