The Poems of Wilfred Owen

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Derived from Jon Stallworthy's two-volume Complete Poems and Fragments (1983)—described as a "triumph" (Times Literary Supplement) and "a definitive text" (Los Angeles Times)—this is the finest single-volume edition of the work of the greatest poet of the First World War.
Of all the work bequeathed by to us by that generation of young men who fought in the trenches, Owen's is the most remarkable for its breadth of sympathy and its understanding...

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Overview

Derived from Jon Stallworthy's two-volume Complete Poems and Fragments (1983)—described as a "triumph" (Times Literary Supplement) and "a definitive text" (Los Angeles Times)—this is the finest single-volume edition of the work of the greatest poet of the First World War.
Of all the work bequeathed by to us by that generation of young men who fought in the trenches, Owen's is the most remarkable for its breadth of sympathy and its understanding of human suffering and tenderness, at home and on the battlefield.
This new, authoritative edition, indispensable to student and general reader alike, contains the texts of 103 poems and twelve fragments, among them thirty-three poems not previously published or otherwise available in paperback edition. Many of the most famous have important new readings; illuminating notes and a detailed biographical table are also included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393303858
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1986
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 780,812
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Stallworthy (M.A. and B.Litt. Oxford) is Senior Research Fellow at Wolfson College of Oxford University, where he is an Emeritus Professor of English Literature. He is also former John Wendell Anderson Professor at Cornell, where he taught after a career at Oxford University Press. His biography of Wilfred Owen won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the W. H. Smith Literary Award, and the E. M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His biography of Louis MacNeice won the Southern Arts Literary Prize. He is also the author of Rounding the Horn: Collected Poems and Singing School: The Making of a Poet, and editor of the definitive edition of Wilfred Owen’s poetry, The Complete Poems and Fragments; The Penguin Book of Love Poetry; The Oxford Book of War Poetry; and coeditor of The Norton Anthology of Poetry. Stallworthy has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature.

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