[Jon Stallworthy] Ö Wilfred Owen [gnosticism PDF] Read Online ↠´ A book I hold as the standard for well written biography Wilfred Owen was fortunate to have had Jon Stallworthy as a narrator of his life and work Thinking on the epilogue always gives me chills.
This Biography Marks The Th Anniversary Of The End Of World War And Wilfred Owen S Death It Is An Account Of Owen S Life From His Childhood Spent In The Back Streets Of Birkenhead And Shrewsbury To The Appalling Months In The Trenches, But It Is Also A Poet S Enquiry Into The Workings Of A Poet S Mind I have read Owen s poems and been dazzled by them, but now I have read about the man himself I feel they shall stroke a deeper blow going forward Stallworthy has managed to create a comprehensive account of who he was, and how others saw him, and I am so glad I read this book.
A beautiful tender biography, yet each page took me to dark water
Excellent biography Gave a good insight into the poems and into the author, but with none of the tedious reams of detail that sometimes goes with such an account It was really well written and held my attention throughout I loved the reliance on lengthy quotes from his letters and from his brother s rememberances of him Also the facscimiles of many of his poems, and in some cases being able to see how the poesm grew through copies of a number of draft versions Every biography of an author should carry the appendix Stallworthy had in this a list of all the books on Owen s own bookshelves I can t resist looking through bookshelves wherever I visit, and this gave a new edge to this in looking through a favourite poet s bookshelves.
I hate to say this but the earlier part of Wilfred s life is actually kind of dull I don t know if it was Stallworthy s writing, or the fact that all he was basically doing was discovering his poetic identity This is interesting, of course, but his childhood was of no real interest to me for some reason I did, however, really like the parts about when he went to London and found the Poetry bookshop This was wonderful to read I guess my enjoyment of this was based on the fact that for me Owen is most interesting when it comes to his own writing.
This biography really picked up for me during the last three chapters, detailing his time at Craiglockhart, Scarborough, Ripon, and eventually his death It was at this point in his life