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Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community

Douglas Kerr


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 poets of the past. It examines the language of these four communities, and shows how their discourses helped to mould the poet's own. The language in which Owen's extraordinary poems and letters are written was learned in and from these communities which shaped his short career. But there were times too when he hated each of them. As the book shows, much of the power of Owen's writing derives from ... More

Keywords: English poets, Wilfred Owen, language, communities, war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198123705
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123705.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Kerr, author
University of Hong Kong