Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Russian Revolution 1917 | Kipling | | Wilfred Owen | Sassoon | Brooke | Stalin

Russian Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_Revolution_(1917)#Timeline_1914.E2.80.931916

 

Rudyard Kipling:

http://www.ontalink.com/literature/rudyard_kipling/

 

"The White Man's Burden" is a poem by the English poet Rudyard Kipling. It was originally published in the popular magazine McClure's in 1899, with the subtitle The United States and the Philippine Islands

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_White_Man's_Burden#cite_ref-source_0-0

 

Individual Poems:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudyard_Kipling_bibliography

 

Wilfred Owen:

 

Wilfred Owen

Born (18 March 1893)
Oswestry, Shropshire, England Died 4 November 1918 (aged 25)
Sambre–Oise Canal, France Nationality English Period First World War Genres War poem


Influences

       Siegfried Sassoon, John Keats Horace

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilfred_Owen

 

"Strange Meeting".

 

Prior to the outbreak of World War I, he worked as a private tutor teaching English and French at the Berlitz School of Languages in Bordeaux, France.

 

Owen is regarded by historians as the leading poet of the First World War, known for his war poetry on the horrors of trench and gas warfare.

 

The Romantic poets Keats and Shelley influenced much of Owen's early writing and poetry.

 

His great friend, the poet Siegfried Sassoon, later had a profound effect on Owen's poetic voice, and Owen's most famous poems

 

Only five of Owen's poems had been published before his death, one of which was in fragmentary form. His best known poems include "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility", "Dulce Et Decorum Est", "The Parable of the Old Men and the Young" and "Strange Meeting". Some of his poems feature in Benjamin Britten's War Requiem.

 

The Long Trail Poem Text:

http://www.thelongtrail.org/longtrail.html

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-long-trail/

 

Wilfred Owen by greatly influenced by Sassoon his friend.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siegfried_Sassoon

 

 


Siegfried Sassoon (May 1915)
by George Charles Beresford Born 8 September 1886
Matfield, Kent, England Died 1 September 1967 (aged 80)
Heytesbury, Wiltshire Occupation Soldier, Poet, Diarist, Memoirist, Journalist Nationality British Period Early 20th century Genres Poetry, Fiction, Biography Notable work(s) The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston


Influences

·                                 E. M. Forster, Henry Vaughan, Robert Graves, Edmund Gosse, Thomas Hardy


Influenced

·                                 Wilfred Owen, Edmund Blunden, Robert Graves


Signature

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_Brooke

 

Rupert Brooke

 

 

Born 3 August 1887
Rugby, Warwickshire, England Died 23 April 1915 (aged 27)
Aegean Sea, off the island of Skyros Cause of death Sepsis Resting place Skyros, Greece Nationality English Education Rugby School, King's College, University of Cambridge (fellow) Occupation Poet Employer Sidgwick and Jackson (Publisher) Known for Poetry

 

Brooke belonged to another literary group known as the Georgian Poets and was one of the most important of the Dymock poets

 

A manuscript copy of Owen's Anthem for Doomed Youth containing Sassoon's handwritten amendments survives as testimony to the extent of his influence and is currently on display at London's Imperial War Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stalin

 

Joseph Stalin

Russian: Иосиф Виссарионович Сталин

Georgian: იოსებ ბესარიონის ძე სტალინი

 

Stalin at the Potsdam Conference, July 1945.

 

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (18 December 1878[1] – 5 March 1953) was the Premier of the Soviet Union from 6 May 1941 to 5 March 1953. He was among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who brought about the October Revolution and had held the position of first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953. While formally the office of the General Secretary was elective and was not initially regarded as the top position in the Soviet state, after Vladimir Lenin's death in 1924, Stalin managed to consolidate more and more power in his hands, gradually putting down all opposition groups within the party.

 

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