Wilfred Owen | Critical Essay by Dylan Thomas

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Wilfred Owen.
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Critical Essay by Dylan Thomas

SOURCE: "Wilfred Owen," in Quite Early One Morning, New Directions, 1954, pp. 117-33.

In the following excerpt from an essay that was written in 1946, Thomas hails Owen as "a poet of all times, all places and all wars."

[In a volume of his poems, Wilfred Owen] was to show, to England, and the intolerant world, the foolishness, unnaturalness, horror, inhumanity, and insupportability of War, and to expose, so that all could suffer and see, the heroic lies, the willingness of the old to sacrifice the young, indifference, grief, the Souls of Soldiers.

The volume, as Wilfred Owen visualised it in trench and shell hole and hospital, in the lunatic centre of battle, in the collapsed and apprehensive calm of sick-leave, never appeared. But many of the poems that were to have been included in the volume remain, their anguish unabated, their...

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