The red sweet wine of youth : British poets of the First World War Nicholas Murray London : Little, Brown, 2010 Hardcover. 1st ed., later printing. 343 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG
The poetry that emerged from the trenches of WWI is a remarkable body of work, at once political manifesto and literary beacon for the 20th century.
In this recreation of the lives of the greatest poets to come out of the conflict, Nicholas Murray brilliantly reveals the men themselves as well as the struggle of the artist to live fully and to bear witness in the annihilating squalor of battle.
Bringing into sharp focus the human detail of each life, using journals, letters, and literary archives, Murray brings to life the men’s indissoluble comradeship and their extraordinary courage.
Poignant, vivid, and unfailingly intelligent, Nicholas Murray’s study offers new and finely tuned insight into the often devastatingly brief lives of a remarkable generation of men.