Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen : A Biography

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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 poets enquiry into the workings of a poets 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 148.8 x 210.1 x 22.4mm | 557.37g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 38 halftones, bibliography
  • 019282211X
  • 9780192822116
  • 1,112,948

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Surely one of the finest biographies of our time. Graham Greene, The Sunday Times a worthy memorial to its subject Kingsley Amis, Observershow more

Table of contents

NOTE ON ABBREVIATIONS AND TEXTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; OSWESTRY; BIRKENHEAD; SHREWSBURY; DUNSDEN AND AFTER; FRANCE 1913-15; TRAINING; THE SOMME; CRAIGLOCKHART; SCARBOROUGH AND RIPON; FRANCE 1918; AFTERWORDS; NOTES; APPENDICES: A THE OWEN AND SHAW FAMILIES; B POEMS AND FRAGMENTS NOT IN COLLECTED POEMS; C WILFRED OWEN'S LIBRARY; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEXshow more

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