Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen
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ISBN 9780571207251 Format Paperback
Published 04/03/2004 Length 96 pages

About Book

In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets in our literature.

Dying at twenty-five, a week before the end of the First World War, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) has come to represent a generation of young men sacrificed - as it seems to the next generation, one in unprecedented rebellion against its fathers - by guilty old men: generals, politicians, profiteers. Owen has now taken his place in literary history as perhaps the first, certainly the quintessential, war poet.

  • About Wilfred Owen

    Dying at twenty-five, a week before the end of the First World War, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) has come to represent a generation of young men sacrificed - as it seems to the next generation, one in unprecedented rebellion against its fathers - by guilty old men: generals, politicians, profiteers. Owen has now taken his place in literary history as perhaps the first, certainly the quintessential, war poet.

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  • Edited By: Jon Stallworthy

    Jon Stallworthy is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature. He has published many volumes of poetry, and several biographies and works of literary criticism. His biography of Wilfred Owen won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the W H Smith Literary Award, and the E M Forster Award.

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