The Poems of Wilfred Owen

by Wilfred Owen

Other authorsJon Stallworthy (Editor)
Paper Book, 1986

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New York : Norton, 1986.

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Poemsis 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'.

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LibraryThing member Daedalus
Ah fuck you war! Buy his poems. He was good. He was really, really good.
LibraryThing member therebelprince
One hundred years after his death, Owen remains perhaps the single most tragic figure in the history of poet. He stands as a stark reminder of the sheer waste of the first World War, and a paean to the modern ideals of individuality and self-expression. Utterly heartbreaking, no matter how many times I read him.

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