OBITUARY: CATHERINE REILLY ; Editor Whose Anthologies Won Recognition for Women's Poetry of the Two World Wars
Harvey, Anne, The Independent (London, England)
When Scars Upon My Heart, an anthology of First World War women's poetry, was published by Virago in 1981, a new vista of reading was opened up for both academics and the general reader. Its editor, Catherine Reilly, an unknown Manchester librarian, had compiled the anthology after her work on the bibliography English Poetry of the First World War (1978) revealed that, of 2,225 published war poets, a quarter were women.
Laurence Cotterell, then Vice-President of the Poetry Society, wrote that he had 'never come across a bibliography which could be picked up and read from page to page as if it were a narrative'. For the thesis that preceded this, the result of five years …
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Publication information: Article title: OBITUARY: CATHERINE REILLY ; Editor Whose Anthologies Won Recognition for Women's Poetry of the Two World Wars. Contributors: Harvey, Anne - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: October 1, 2005. Page number: 36. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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