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The Poems of Wilfred Owen
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on 10 June 2018
I’m not a huge lover of poetry for the sake of poetry. I am more of a lyric person but I do genuinely have a soft spot for the poetry of world war one. It is a little bit of a naïve love and tends to be focused on the famous poets but that is why I invested in this collection of poems by Wilfred Owen.

Anything I say in review will sound trite so I will just say this. For an accurate representation of what World War One was like then look no further than the works of Wilfred Owen. He doesn’t glorify war or make it seem magic. His poetry is a truth among the verisimilitude of propaganda.

Poems (The World at War) by Wilfred Owen is available now.
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on 20 January 2013
Wilfred Owen is the poet to choose if you want to capture the feeling and impressions of life for an officer who is close to the front line in France and Belgium during the First Workd War, and who returned from convalescence to the Western Front. More poignant still, he died in action as the war dwindled to its end.
His poetry has sympathy for all involved in the action, showing feelings of fear, futility and empathy with the enemy who suffered the same privations. Read this book, and appreciate a poet of true ability who conveys meaning so clearly and effectively.
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on 7 June 2014
This is probably the best available edition of the poems for the interested reader. It tracks Owen's development up to his meeting with Sassoon and clearly demonstrates how this meeting and the experience of the trenches reshaped his juvenile poetic origins into a means of ironic reflection on the implications of War.
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on 17 February 2018
The poetry of Owen is precious and this edition looks expensive but is in fact rather cheap. Beauty at a reasonavle price
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on 6 January 2018
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on 31 January 2013
I was looking through a friends bookshelf and came across this book.I'd heard of Wlifred Owen but hadn't read his work.
The poems are about life as a soldier in the first world war and very moving. He died as a young man and left these wonderful poems for us all to read that we may understand what it was like for young soldiers back then.
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on 5 June 2014
Would recommend this book to Students and/or anyone with a love or fondness for poetry, Very Moving, knowing that W.O. left this earth far too early adds to the sentiment, .............. I also like the short biography at the beginning and the explanation of origin of the poems and where they were written. Good Value !
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on 22 September 2016
How satisfying to have a volume of Wilfred Owen's poetry in my hands again - the last time was 40 years ago - and to discover once again that `Age cannot wither, nor custom stale/ its infinite variety'.
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on 25 May 2016
Perfect for the A Level course
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on 15 September 2016
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