Other Men’s Flowers  -  An Anthology of English Poetry

Other Men’s Flowers - An Anthology of English Poetry

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Author: Lord Wavell
Foreword/Introduction: T N Chaturvedi
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 512
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129120182


Lord Archibald Wavell is remembered today largely for his military career, and tenures as the commander-in-chief of the British Indian Army and the penultimat3e viceroy of India, removed from office abruptly after he lost of the confidence of all Indian po9liticians and his own government in London. But while his viceroyalty is generally seen as having been largely unsuccessful, the same cannot be said of his life as a writer.

First published in 1944, during the darkest days of the war, Lord Wavell's great anthology of English poetry - enhanced by his own introduction and annotations - encouraged and delighted many thousands of readers.

It has remained in print every since, proving beyond doubt that, whatever the fashion of the day, poetry can fulfill its ancient function, finding its way to the hearts of the many, not only to the minds of the few.


“…Other Men’s Flowers Continues to be a vibrant, living look, to which one turns in anticipation in times of joy, and for solace.”--- T.N. Chaturvedi


Foreword Lord Wavell’s Preface to the Revised Edition Lord Wavell’s Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgements 1. Music, Mystery and Magic 2. Good Fighting 3. Love and All That 4. The Call of the Wild 5. Conversation Pieces 6. The Lighter Side 7. Hymns of Hate 8. Ragbag 9. Last Post 10. Outside the Gate