Isaac Rosenberg: 21st-Century Oxford Authors

Paperback | March 15, 2012

EditorVivien Noakes

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This volume, part of the the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series, presents all of the surviving writings of Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918): poetry, plays, prose works, and letters. The book also provides a commentary giving details of the composition and publication of the poems and plays andthrows light on the people, places, and incidents described in both these and the letters. An introduction places the collection in context and a chronological table describes the main events of his life. There are also examples of his paintings and drawings.Although best known as a war poet, most of Rosenberg's work pre-dates the war. The son of Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, he grew up in London's East End. Financially impoverished, he nevertheless lived in a society that valued artistic creativity - among his friends were Mark Gertler and DavidBomberg. He was a painter as well as a poet, and studied at the Slade School of Art. He knew many of the leading poets of the day, and his letters, in particular those to Edward Marsh and Gordon Bottomley, throw fascinating light on his own poetic creativitiy and the response to his work of thosearound him.In both his letters and prose works we find an insightful commentator on both poetry and painting. Though never a member of any movement, he was aware of the issues that preoccupied the artistic circles of his day. His artistic independence gives both power and insight to his work.

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This volume, part of the the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series, presents all of the surviving writings of Isaac Rosenberg (1890-1918): poetry, plays, prose works, and letters. The book also provides a commentary giving details of the composition and publication of the poems and plays andthrows light on the people, places, and incident...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:472 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199699607

ISBN - 13:9780199699605

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List of IllustrationsIntroductionNote to the textChronological Summary of Isaac Rosenberg's LifePOEMSFRAGMENTSPLAYSMoses: Printed VersionMoses: One-Act VersionThe AmuletThe UnicornPROSELETTERSCommentaryAppendix: Contents of Volumes Published by RosenbergIndex of Titles and First LinesSubject Index