AUTHORS A
   A   
B
   B   
C
   C   
D
   D   
 E
   E   
 F
   F   
 G
   G   
 H
   H   
 I
   I   
 J
   J   
 K
   K   
 L
   L   
 M
   M   
 N
   N   
 O
   O   
 P
   P   
 Q
   Q   
 R
   R   
 S
   S   
 T
   T   
 U
   U   
 V
   V   
 W
   W   
 X
   X   
 Y
   Y   
 Z
   Z   
 ALL
 ALL 
SEARCH TERM
SEARCH BY
CLASSIFICATION
CATEGORY
      
AUTHORS BY NATIONALITY
CLASSIFICATIONS
Art/Design & Architecture
Astronomy
Biography & Autobiography
Biology & Natural History
Chemistry
Children's Literature
Cooking & Cuisine
Drama & Romantic Fiction
Ecology & Environment
Economics & Finance
Education
Folklore/Mythology/Fantasy
General Reference
General Science
Geology/Mineralogy/Palaeont.
Historical Fiction
History
Horror/Supernatural/Occult
Humour & Satire
Language & Linguistics
Literary Criticism/Analysis
Mathematics
Medicine & Physiology
Military & War
Music
Mystery/Crime/Espionage
Philosophy, Ethics & Logic
Physics
Poetry
Politics, Government & Law
Psychology & Psychiatry
Religion & Theology
Science & Future Fiction
Sociology/Society/Anthropology
Sports, Hobbies & Games
Travel & Geography
Western Fiction

Ivor Gurney

a.k.a. Ivor Bertie Gurney

Author Code: EIBG

Born: Aug. 28, 1890 - Gloucester, England

Died: Dec. 26, 1937 - Dartford, London, England

Gurney had a strong interest in music from an early age and began composing when he was fourteen. He also sang in the Gloucester Cathedral choir for seven years. In 1911, he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, but was a difficult student because of his temperment and mood swings. In 1913, he suffered a mental breakdown, but returned to his studies after a short rest. His studies were interrupted again, this time by the First World War and by 1916, he had arrived in France as a private in the 2nd/5th Gloucesters. He put aside his music briefly in order to write poetry and produced two collections which were later published; Severn and Somme (1917) and War's Embers (1919). He was wounded in the shoulder in April 1917, but returned to the front shortly afterwards. In September 1917, he was gassed at Ypres and spent recovery time in Edinburgh. In March of the following year he suffered another breakdown, and he was finally discharged from the army in October. Gurney was said to have suffered from 'deferred shell-shock' and his mental health was said to be directly affected by this. Following the war, he returned to the RCM and studied briefly under Vaughn Williams, but he left before completing his studies. He continued to write and compose, producing works for orchestra, songs, chamber music and some instrumental pieces. By 1922, his health had deteriorated to the point where his family had him declared insane. He spent the next fifteen years in asylums until his death from tuberculosis when he was only 47. In spite of being institutionalized, Gurney continued to write and compose and produced a further eight collections of verse. He is among the sixteen Great War Poets commemorated at Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey. Today, he is regarded as a major poet of the twentieth century. His other works include Blunden's Collection (1954) and P. J. Kavanaugh's Collected Poems (1982).

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
EIBG001 Severn and Somme
  Acquiescence
  After-Glow
  Afterwards
  Bach and the Sentry
  Ballad of the Three Spectres
  Carol
  To Certain Comrades
  Communion
  To England - a Note
  England the Mother
  The Estaminet
  The Fire Kindled
  Firelight
  For England
  Hail and Farewell
  "Hark, Hark, the Lark"
  Home-Sickness
  Influences
  June - to - Come
  Letters
  Maisemore
  The Mother
  Pain
  To the Poet Before Battle
  Praise
  Purple and Black
  Requiem - 1
  Requiem - 2
  Requiem - 3
  Scots
  Serenity
  Servitude
  The Signaller's Vision
  Song
  Song and Pain
  Song At Morning
  Song of Pain and Beauty
  Spring. Rouen, May 1917
  Strafe
  Strange Service
  The Strong Thing
  Time and the Soldier
  Trees
  To an Unknown Lady
  West Country
  Winter Beauty
1917 50 203k eBook Download PDF - 'Severn and Somme' (EIBG001)   Download ePub - 'Severn and Somme' (EIBG001) Find a printed copy of Severn and Somme by Ivor Gurney at AbeBooks

Note: An Asterisk (*) after an author´s name signifies that this is a Pseudonym



Click here To Subscribe
PayPal Acceptance Mark

Terms & Conditions        Privacy Policy

Copyright © 2001-2017. All Rights Reserved eBooks-Library.com