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The War Poems Of Wilfred Owen

Author : Wilfred Owen
ISBN : 9781448181339
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'Orpheus, the pagan saint of poets, went through hell and came back singing. In twentieth-century mythology, the singer wears a steel helmet and makes his descent "down some profound dull tunnel" in the stinking mud of the Western Front. For most readers of English poetry, the face under that helmet is that of Wilfred Owen.' Professor Jon Stallworthy, from his Introduction. When Wilfred Owen was killed in the days before the Armistice in 1918, he left behind a shattering, truthful and indelible record of a soldier's experience of the First World War. His greatest war poetry has been collected, edited and introduced here by Professor Jon Stallworthy. This special edition is published to commemorate the end of the hellish war that Owen, though the hard-won truth and terrible beauty of his poetry, has taught us never to forget.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Poems Of Wilfred Owen

Author : Wilfred Owen
ISBN : 1853264237
Genre : Poetry
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This volume contains all of Owen's best known work, only four of which were published in his lifetime. His war poems were based on his acute observations of the soldiers with whom he served on the Western front, and reflect the horror and waste of World War One.
Category: Poetry

Poems By Wilfred Owen 23 Of Wwi S Best Poems

Author : Wilfred Owen
ISBN : 9788826454818
Genre : History
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Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, MC (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was an English poet and soldier, is considered to be one of the greatest poets of WWI. His war poetry on the horrors of trenches and gas warfare was heavily influenced by his mentor Siegfried Sassoon, and stood in stark contrast both to the public perception of war at the time and to the confidently patriotic verse written by earlier war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Herein you will 23 find such poems, like “Anthem for Doomed Youth,” “Dulce et Decorum est.,” “Spring Offensive,” “Futility” and others that lament the passing of so many in such dire circumstances. “Anthem for Doomed Youth,” is one of the most perfectly structured of Owen’s poems, It convinced Sassoon in October 1917 that Owen was not only a “promising minor poet” but a poet with “classic and imaginative serenity” who possessed “impressive affinities with Keats.” Owen was killed in action on 4 November 1918 during the crossing of the Sambre–Oise Canal, exactly one week (almost to the hour) before the signing of the Armistice which ended the war, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant the day after his death. His mother received the telegram informing her of his death on Armistice Day (11 Nov.), as the church bells were ringing out in celebration.
Category: History

War Poems And Others

Author : Wilfred Owen
ISBN : 9781742749679
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The complete edition of Wilfred Owen's, War Poems and Others. " What passing-bells for those who die as castle? - Only the monstrous anger of the guns.'' This edition contains all Wilfred Owen's war poetry with an Introduction and Notes on Owen as a poet by Dominic Hibberd. It also includes an Historical Introduction & Study Guide written for Australian students by William Hovey, formerly History Co-ordinator at Santa Sabina College, Strathfield NSW. Mr Hovey provides an Historical Introduction to the western front and relates Owen's poetry to the Australian troops in the trenches and to the factors that motivated them to enlist. The Study Guide has a full list of books and other resources relevant to the study of the Australian experience of World War One and a selection of assignments and activities for student use.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

An Adequate Response

Author : Arthur E. Lane
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002585854
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Poems Of Wilfred Owen

Author : Jon Stallworthy
ISBN : 9781448189977
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the definitive single-volume edition of the work of the greatest poet of the First World War, whose death in battle a few days before Armistice was the most disastrous loss to English letters since Keats. Containing the texts of all the finished poems of Owen’s maturity and twelve important fragments, with extensive notes, it derives from Jon Stallworthy’s monumental edition of the Complete Poems and Fragments (1983) and is aimed at the student and general reader alike.
Category: Literary Criticism

Wilfred Owen

Author : Jon Stallworthy
ISBN : 9781448180783
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Of all the poets of the First World War, Wilfred Owen most fires the imagination today. This biography is more than a simple account of his life - the childhood spent in the backstreets of Birkenhead and Shrewsbury, the appalling months in the trenches - it is a poet's enquiry into the workings of a poet's mind. This paperback reproduces all the widely praised illustrations of the original edition, including drawings by the poet and facsimile manuscripts of many of his greatest poems. As 'a portrait of the artist', the book has proved, as the Scotsman predicted, 'indispensable to any student of Wilfred Owen's life and work'. Called by Graham Greene ‘surely one of the finest biographies of our time’, Wilfred Owen won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the W.H. Smith & Son Literary Award, and the E.M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In its use of verse manuscripts to reveal the working of the creative imagination, it inaugurated a new form of literary biography. This edition is revised and updated and includes a new preface by the author.
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The Poetry Of Shell Shock

Author : Daniel Hipp
ISBN : 9780786421749
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"This work investigates the ways in which the poetry of war functioned as a means for Owen, Gurney and Sassoon to express the inexpressible and to extract value out of the experience of war"--Provided by publisher.
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Author : Wilfred Owen
ISBN : 9780241303252
Genre : Poetry
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A collectible new Penguin Classics series: stunning, clothbound editions of ten favourite poets, which present each poet's most famous book of verse as it was originally published. Designed by the acclaimed Coralie Bickford-Smith and beautifully set, these slim, A format volumes are the ultimate gift editions for poetry lovers. Poems is Wilfred Owen's only volume of poetry, first published posthumously in 1920 and edited by his friend and mentor, Siegfried Sassoon. Owen is regarded as one of the best poets of World War I and composed nearly all of his poems in just over a year, between August 1917 and September 1918. Owen was virtually unknown at the time of his death, yet his poetic account of a soldier's experience of war has shaped our impression of the horrors of the Western Front. This collection includes the well-known 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' and 'Dulce et Decorum Est'.
Category: Poetry