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Shield of Achilles, the (1953) [Poem]
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Depicts the horrors of modern war set against the background of the forging of Achilles' shield in the Iliad

Original title: The Shield of Achilles
Original languages: English

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Genre: PoetryVerse

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Gods and Mortals (2001) [Anthology]
      Authors: D. H. Lawrence , Sylvia Plath , William Butler Yeats , Salvatore Quasimodo , George Seferis , Odysseus Elytis , Joseph Brodsky , Derek Walcott , Seamus Heaney , Wislawa Szymborska , Günter Grass , Margaret Atwood , Joyce Carol Oates , Robert Graves , Jorge Luis Borges , W.H. Auden , Constantine P. Cavafy , Rainer Maria Rilke , Randall Jarrell , Wallace Stevens , Thomas Kinsella , John Fuller , Bertolt Brecht , Hans Magnus Enzensberger , Anna Akhmatova , Claribel Alegría , Ingeborg Bachmann , John Frederick Nims , Charles Kenneth (C.K.) Williams , Vincent O'Sullivan , Robinson Jeffers , William Carlos Williams , Archibald MacLeish , Richard Wilbur , Ted Hughes , Rosario Ferré , H. D. , Anne Sexton , Olga Broumas , Gregory Corso , Edna St. Vincent Millay , Johannes Bobrowski , Peter Huchel , Georg Trakl , Stevie Smith , Delmore Schwartz , Erich Fried , Zbigniew Herbert , W. S. Merwin , Louis MacNeice , Hayden Carruth , Lucille Clifton , Louise Glück , Denise Levertov , Gregory Orr , Alistair Reid , Muriel Rukeyser , Maura Stanton , Allen Tate , Mona van Duyn , Rita Dove , John Hollander , Stephen Spender , Robert Lowell , Donald Justice , A.D. Hope , Laurie Sheck , Stanley Kunitz , John Heath-Stubbs , Geoffrey Hill , James Laughlin , Frank O'Hara , Yvor Winters , Cesare Pavese , Rhina Espaillat , Osip Mandelstam , Charles Simic , Robert Kelly , Nicholas Christopher , Jorie Graham , Eavan Boland , Thom Gunn , Michael Longley , Stephen Mitchell , Marin Sorescu , Peter Davison , Jack Gilbert , Mark Strand , Rosanna Warren , Kate Daniels , Vernon Watkins , Yunna Morits , Emery George , Jerzy Ficowski , Siddhveswar Sen , Nina Kossman , Barbara Bentley , Larissa Szporluk , Boris Filippov , Yannis Ritsos , Umberto Saba , Valentine Penrose , D.M. Thomas , Adam Zagajewski , Charles Olson , Daryl Hine , Ann Deagon , Michael Graves , Margaret Kaufman , Marina Tsvetaeva , Samn Stockwell , Robert Creeley , Ronald Bottrall , Alfred Gong , Peter Russell , George Oppen , Sándor Weöres , Lars Forssell , William Bronk , Thomas Merton , Rod Wooden , Louis Simpson , Edwin Muir , Veno Taufer , Joel Oppenheimer , Alan Dugan , Allen Grossman , Clive Wilmer , Mihai Ursachi , Linda Pastan , Mikhail Kreps , John Dickson , Erik Lindegren , Ramon Guthrie , Leonid Bulanov , Michael Blumenthal , Xiaoyun Lin , José Emilio Pacheco , Miguel Torga , Len Krisak , Stephan Stepanchev , Dan Pagis , Eleanor Wilner , Norman Iles , Louise Bogan , Paul Valéry , Laura Riding , Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen , Attilio Bertolucci , Charles Reznikoff , Eugénio de Andrade , Rosario Castellanos , Basil Bunting , Judith Johnson , John Peck , Haim Gouri , Pentti Saarikoski , György Rába , Gabriel Zaid , Virginia Hamilton Adair , Igor Vishnevetsky , Anselm Hollo , Gunnar Ekelöf , Judita Vaiciunaite , Pia Tafdrup

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