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Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Douglas Kerr

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This study is about one of the most popular of English poets, Wilfred Owen and the language of his life. The book explores the meaning in Owen's life of the family, the Church, the army, and English ... More


Introduction

Douglas Kerr

in Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198123705
eISBN:
9780191671609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Wilfred Owen lived for only about a quarter-century, but it is important to note that this was shaped greatly by how he had been able to interact with various communities such as his close family, ... More


Wilfred Owen's Concern

Tim Kendall

in Modern English War Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199562022
eISBN:
9780191707636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562022.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the war poetry of Wilfred Owen. Soldier-poet anthologies published during the First World War confirm that ‘urgency of concern’ does not often ‘produce irreplaceable poems’, and ... More


From the Panorama of Battle to the Labyrinth of Total War

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Contrasting the fractured point of view of combatant writers like Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Isaac Rosenberg, and Ford Madox Ford to the heroic prospects projected by official War Artists like ... More


Lands of Our Fathers

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born at Plas Wilmot in Oswestry, Shropshire in March 18, 1893 and was the eldest child of Tom Owen and Susan Shaw. Plas Wilmot was a detached house located at the edge ... More


Writers in uniform

Jonathan Atkin

in A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In our search for reflections of aesthetic response to the Great War across barriers of experience, the soldier, poet and author Richard Aldington is a good example of John Galsworthy's ... More


Mother and Fatherland

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Wilfred Owen’s poem “It was a Navy Boy,” brings together the railway, where his father worked, and a sailor, which is what his father wanted to be. Yet the poem is not about his father but about a ... More


The Ghost and Graves

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Wilfred Owen lived a self-enclosed solitary life in Scarborough. His colleagues, unhappy with his cold aloofness, labelled him the “ghost.” In his pursuit of solitude, Owen was able to write two ... More


A Life for a Life

JON STALLWORTHY

in The Art of Literary Biography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The biographer as ‘postmortem exploiter’ is a disturbing concept to both biographers and their subjects — but even more disturbing is that of the biographer as homicide. It might have been dismissed ... More


Gallantry

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

After being a disabled officer for more than a year, the Medical Board officially decided on June 4, 1918 that Wilfred Owen has already recovered from his neurasthenia. Although he was expecting to ... More


The Banned Word

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

“Oxford” became a banned word to Wilfred Owen when he was denied the privilege of entering the school. Owen often thought of Oxford, and while it made him positively angry, he imagined himself ... More


Brock’s Folk

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Arthur Brock, born in 1879, was a doctor and a scholar interested in history, myths and legends and Celtic or Scandinavian fairy tales and folklore. This chapter discusses his influence in Wilfred ... More


A Note of Introduction

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Wilfred Owen, while spending his days in the frontline, described his horrific experiences of the war to his mother in his letters. He also wrote poetry during the war and produced sophisticated, ... More


Modern People

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Wilfred Owen’s circle of friends, including his friendship with Charles Mayes, one of Arthur Brock’s patients. Through Mayes, Owen learned not just about modern films but also ... More


A Public School Man

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

C. K. Scott Moncrieff became a close friend of Wilfred Owen and an important part in his life. Born in Scotland, Scott was four years older than Owen. One thing Owen and Moncrieff had in common was ... More


The Valleys Shadowful

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

When Wilfred Owen worked as a tutor to the Léger family, he was invited to their villa in the town of Bagnères-de-Bigorre. Through the Légers, he met the kind of people he had never socialised with ... More


L’Homme du Monde

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Wilfred Owen arrived in France in September 1913 to teach English at the Berlitz School. With time passing, he immersed himself in this city. Rather than playing the typical Englishman abroad, Owen ... More


‘The verticals of Adam’: Dylan Thomas and Apocalyptic Modernism

James Keery

in Reading Dylan Thomas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474411554
eISBN:
9781474459723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411554.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The argument of this chapter concerns Thomas’s place within the modernist tradition, and in the strand of Apocalyptic poetics in particular. To review Thomas’s place as such entails a reconsideration ... More


‘Cosmopolitan Sympathies’: Poetry of the First Global War

Jahan Ramazani

in The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266267
eISBN:
9780191869198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266267.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In keeping with recent attention to the global dimensions of the First World War, this essay explores how Isaac Rosenberg, Thomas Hardy, Robert Service, Wilfred Owen, Mary Borden and other wartime ... More


Venus and Mars

Guy Cuthbertson

in Wilfred Owen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300153002
eISBN:
9780300198553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300153002.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

At 21 years old, Wilfred Owen was convinced that he had an artistic temperament and the need for self- expression. Worried that too much teaching was going to kill his poetry, he wanted to take some ... More


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