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Title :第一次世界大戦と戦争詩人 トマス・ハーディからアイザック・ローゼンバーグまで(3)
Title alternative :The First World War and the English War Poets: From Thomas Hardy to Issac Rosenberg(3)
Authors :吉村, 清
Authors alternative :Yoshimura, Kiyoshi
Issue Date :Dec-1991
Abstract :Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895--1915) was one of the most baffling poets who actually experienced the horror and excitement of the early phase of World War I. He was only twenty he was made a captain in August 1915 but on October 13 was killed in action in the Battle of Loos. Corresponding to his at times conflicting views of Germany and England, Sorley's war poems and letters reflect two different attributes of his artistic nature, which combine to characterize him as a "transitional" war poet. He simulataneously presents a two-sided view of the war until his death: one a romantic preoccupation and glorification of the conflict, and the other a strong disillusionment with, and vehement protest against, the waste, madness, and horror of the war. However, curiously enough, these two different attitudes do not seem to conflict but merely coexist within Sorley's mind like the conspicuously patterned stripes on a zebra. He did not need to find the strength to resolve his different views because they did not represent any real threat to his artistic integrity. Thus, it is safe to say that he had established a position as a tranditional poet between those who favored the war such as Rupert Brooke and those who abhored it as Wilfred Owen did.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :0387-7957
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/18208
Citation :琉球大学語学文学論集 = Ryudai review of language & literature no.36 p.67 -87
Appears in Collections:No.36(1991/12)

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