The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen

The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen

4.4 5
by Wilfred Owen
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

“The very content of Owen’s poems was, and still is, pertinent to the feelings of young men facing death and the terrors of war.” —The New York Times Book Review
Wilfred Owen was twenty-two when he enlisted in the Artists’ Rifle Corps during World War I. By the time Owen was killed at the age of 25 at the Battle of Sambre, he had

…  See more details below

Overview

“The very content of Owen’s poems was, and still is, pertinent to the feelings of young men facing death and the terrors of war.” —The New York Times Book Review
Wilfred Owen was twenty-two when he enlisted in the Artists’ Rifle Corps during World War I. By the time Owen was killed at the age of 25 at the Battle of Sambre, he had written what are considered the most important British poems of WWI. This definitive edition is based on manuscripts of Owen’s papers in the British Museum and other archives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811201322
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
01/28/1965
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
191
Sales rank:
594,371
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Related Subjects

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When Wilfred Owen was killed in action on November 4, 1918, just a week before the ending of the First World War, the English language and the world lost a great poet. This fine edition of Owen's poetry contains all of his war poems, for which he is now known, as well as his early works and poems on subjects other than the war. The slim volume has a short biographical sketch by Edmund Bluden, who was a great poet of World War I himself, and also an insightful introduction by C. Day Lewis, the editor of this edition. It is interesting to compare the quality of Owen's war poetry with poems he wrote just a few months prior to going to the front. The war, despite its ugliness and horrors, matured Owen as a poet. Many of his poems on the war, contained in this volume, are now classics of the genre. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in being introduced to this wonderful and haunting figure of English poetry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tamora_PierceSYR More than 1 year ago
Owen never lived to see the world created by the war. These poems are sometimes abstract, often painful, lurid, bitter, or lyrical, and always a light on his thoughts and feelings as he goes from a young man in peacetime to a bitter old soldier in four years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago