Thursday, November 05, 2009

Remembrance Week 2

A second post on war and literature for this week, leading up to November 11th.

Teachers may find useful the Peace Pledge Union microsite on war poetry. This has 30 poems from the 20th century divided into The 1930s / The Second World War / Crimes Against Humanity / The Nuclear Age / Other Wars / Responsibility and Women's Voices. In this last section, there's a poem called Tortures by Wislawa Szymborska (see yesterday's post about her poem 'The Terrorist, He's Watching'). There's also plenty of background material, with study and teaching resources on all the poems.

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