Le poetesse pacifiste della Grande guerra
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
Submitted 24 Jul 2018
Accepted 04 Aug 2018
Women’s poetry of the First World War has long been neglected by historiography and literary criticism. In 1981 the anthology edited by Catherine Reilly gave a decisive impulse to research. Suffragists, pacifists, nurses, but also ordinary women wrote poems to express their sense of loss, to keep the memory of their loved ones alive, to give voice to a personal and universal pain, to denounce the true face of a war that was cruelly striking civilians. The essay offers a few examples of female poetic creations and dwells on poems written by Margaret Sackville and Henriette Sauret.
Women’s poetry. First World War. Feminism. Pacifism. Margaret Sackville. Henriette Sauret.