Wilfred Owen

Author(s): Jon Stallworthy

Poetry

No poetry has touched readers' hearts more deeply than the soldier poets of the First World War. Published to commemorate the centenary of 1914, this stunning set of books, with specially commissioned covers by leading print makers, is an essential gathering of our most beloved war poets introduced by leading poets and biographers of our present day. Dying at twenty-five, a week before the end of the First World War, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) has come to represent a generation of young men sacrificed - as it seems to the next generation, one in unprecedented rebellion against its fathers - by guilty old men: generals, politicians, profiteers. Owen has now taken his place in literary history as perhaps the first, certainly the quintessential, war poet.

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Faber remembers Poets of the Great War in this stunning new hardback series.

Jon Stallworthy is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature. He has published many volumes of poetry, and several biographies and works of literary criticism. His biography of Wilfred Owen won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the W H Smith Literary Award, and the E M Forster Award. Dying at twenty-five, a week before the end of the First World War, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) has come to represent a generation of young men sacrificed - as it seems to the next generation, one in unprecedented rebellion against its fathers - by guilty old men: generals, politicians, profiteers. Owen has now taken his place in literary history as perhaps the first, certainly the quintessential, war poet.

General Fields

  • : 9780571315284
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber Poetry
  • : July 2014
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 821.912
  • : 96
  • : Jon Stallworthy
  • : Hardback