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Selected Letters By Wilfred Owen

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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.
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Selected Letters by Wilfred Owen

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

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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

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GOR010610100
Selected Letters by Wilfred Owen
Wilfred Owen
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-10-01
400
0192880896
9780192880895
N/A
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