Wilfred Owen: A Biography

Wilfred Owen: A Biography by Jon Stallworthy

Title: Wilfred Owen: A Biography
Author: Jon Stallworthy
ISBN10: 019211719X
ISBN13: 978-0192117199
Publisher: Oxford University Press; First Edition edition (November 7, 1974)
Language: English
Subcategory: Poetry
Size PDF: 1474 kb
Size Fb2: 1559 kb
Rating: 4.9/5
Votes: 363
Pages: 347 pages
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Wilfred Owen: A Biography by Jon Stallworthy


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A revised and updated edition of Jon Stallworthy's prize-winning and classic biography of the great World War One poet, Wilfred Owen. Of all the poets of the First World War, Wilfred Owen most fires the imagination today. This biography is more than a simple account of his life -- the childhood spent in the backstreets of Birkenhead and Shrewsbury, the appalling months in the trenches -- it is a poet's enquiry into the workings of a poet's mind. This paperback reproduces all the widely praised illustrations of the original edition, including drawings by the poet and facsimile manuscripts of many of his greatest poems. As 'a portrait of the artist', the book has proved, as the Scotsman predicted, 'indispensable to any student of Wilfred Owen's life and work'. Called by Graham Greene ‘surely one of the finest biographies of our time’, Wilfred Owen won the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the W.H. Smith & Son Literary Award, and the E.M. Forster Award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In its use of verse manuscripts to reveal the working of the creative imagination, it inaugurated a new form of literary biography. This edition is revised and updated and includes a new preface by the author.