A much needed selection of Wilfred Owen WAR poems, with a new introduction by Jon Stallworthy.
This selection of Wilfred Owen's war poems is being published partly to provide an ideal edition of the poems for schools, who essentially read the war poems and need a short, thorough edition. It contains a new introduction by Jon Stallworthy, which is aimed at a general audience, but will be thorough and academic enough to work for schools as well. Constable have a similar edition planned, but Chatto's will be out first, and contains copyright material unavailable to other editions.
About the Author
Wilfred Owen MC was one of the leading English poets of the First World War. He volunteered on 21st October 1915. He saw a good deal of front-line action: he was blown up, concussed and suffered shell-shock. At Craiglockhart, the psychiatric hospital in Edinburgh, he met Siegfried Sassoon who inspired him to develop his war poetry.
He was sent back to the trenches in September, 1918 and in October won the Military Cross by seizing a German machine-gun and using it to kill a number of Germans.
On 4th November he was shot and killed near the village of Ors. The news of his death reached his parent’s home as the Armistice bells were ringing on 11 November 1918.
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Comments about War Poems of Wilfred Owen:
Amazing that a man fighting a war, and presumably
killing the enemy was so sensitive to death.
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 25th March 1994
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.8 x 13.7 x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1