This selection, from the full 1967 collection of Wilfred Owen's letters, includes some early examples but focuses on the last seven years of his short life. His letters - almost all to his mother - constitute his self-portrait, speaking in his own voice from the age of five to the eve of his death.
Wilfred Owen left his home in Shrewsbury in 1911, at the age of 18, to become lay assistant to the vicar of a country parish; seven years later, having won an MC for gallantry, he was killed in action. This selection from the full 1967 edition of his letters includes some early examples, but concentrates on the last seven years of his short life. His letters - almost all to his mother - constitute his self-portrait: perhaps the finest English poet of World War I speaking in his own person from the age of five until the eve of his death.
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demonstrates beyond a shadow of a doubt that Owen was born a writer, a natural poet, unmistakably the real thing. D. J. Enright, Listener
About Wilfred Owen
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ABBREVIATIONS; BIOGRAPHICAL TABLE; SHREWSBURY AND DUNSDEN: 1902-1913; BORDEAUX, THE PYRENEES, AND MERIGNAC: 1913-1915; THE ARTISTS RIFLES AND TRAINING: 1915-1916; THE SOMME AND CRAIGLOCKHART: 1917; SCARBOROUGH AND THE RETURN TO FRANCE: 1918; APPENDICES: A LETTER TO CHARLES SCOTT MONCRIEFF; B CONCEALED MESSAGES; C DULCE ET DECORUM EST AND SOME AMENDMENTS TO THE DATING OF WILFRED OWENS LETTERS; INDEX
Selected Letters by Wilfred Owen
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