War of the Poets



Perhaps more than any other vocation, the poets is full of wrangling and jockeying for position. The financial rewards are few and rare, yet the competition is intense. Warlike.

Herein are some of the most entertaining and key literary wars waged between 1919 and 1939. Its sources are fragments of a broken landscape of letters and biographies. The rivals included the Georgian, Bloomsbury, and Modernist groups.

The protagonists and antagonists include; T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis, Siegfried Sassoon, W.H. Auden, Edith & Osbert & Sacheverell Sitwell, Roy Campbell, Cecil Day-Lewis, Stephen Spender, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, Rebecca West, Vita Sackville-West, Humbert Wolfe, Virginia & Leonard Woolfe, Noel Coward, George Moore, Victor Gollancz, Pamela Frankau, Thomas Hardy, John Gawsworth, T.E. Lawrence, James Joyce, Nancy Cunard and Stephen Tennant.
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