Of War and War's Alarms is a unique study of war and revolution and their impact on the writing lives of Irish poets and novelists from WW1 and the Easter Rising through the War of Independence to the Spanish Civil War, WWII and the Northern 'Troubles'.
These timely reflections on literature in wartime include such figures as W B Yeats, Thomas MacGreevy, Seamus Heaney along with Francis Ledwidge, Charles Donnelly and Padraic Fiacc, Benedict Kiely, William Trevor, John Hewitt and Christabel Bielenberg. Of War and War's Alarms is a fascinating narrative that builds upon Gerald Dawe's achievement in his original ground-breaking anthology of Irish war poems, Earth Voices Whispering.
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Introduction: Of War and War's Alarms
Chapter 1: Earth Voices Whispering
Chapter 2: Pledged to Ireland
Chapter 3: All the Strains Criss-cross
Chapter 4: Meditation in Time of Civil War
Chapter 5: Child of the Revolution
Chapter 6: Exchanging Messages
Chapter 7: My Hierarchy of Values
Chapter 8: Our Town
Chapter 9: Odd Man Out
Chapter 10: The War Came Down on Us Here
Notes and References