Vera Brittain | Critical Essay by The Times Literary Supplement

This literature criticism consists of approximately 1 page of analysis & critique of Vera Brittain.
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Miss Brittain deprecates the idea that [the poems in Poems of the War and After] have any special distinction. They are published, she tells us in her foreword, chiefly for those readers of Testament of Youth who have asked where they can obtain a little volume, "Verses of a V.A.D.," which has long been out of print. She has included here the best of the poems from that earlier collection composed during the War, together with a few of more recent years. The book begins and ends with a hail and farewell to the War generation, and its appeal will be primarily to those who belonged to that generation or who suffered unforgetable loss in "a world's upheaval." Literary criticism, indeed, is hardly applicable to such a personal record of loss as this. We...

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