Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Catherine Reilly's Bibliography

My copy of Catherine Reilly's 'English Poetry of the First World War A Bibliography' arrived recently  - what a wonderful book – truly a labour of love.  It will take me some time to go through it and add to my ever growing list of Female Poets of the First World War. 

As Laurence Cotterell says in the Foreword he wrote for the Bibliography,  "I have never before come across a bibliography - a mere listing one might think - which could be picked up and read from page to page as if it were a narrative." (p. vi).  It is a truly fascinating book.

REILLY, Catherine W.- “English Poetry of the First World War:  A Bibliography” (St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1978)