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Preface -- Strange meeting -- Greater love -- Apologia pro Poemate Meo -- The show -- Mental cases -- Parable of the old men and the young -- Arms and the boy -- Anthem for doomed youth -- The send-off -- Insensibility -- Dulce et decorum est -- The sentry -- The dead-beat -- Exposure -- Spring offensive -- The chances -- S.I.W. -- Futility -- Smile, smile, smile -- Conscious -- A terre -- Wild with all regrets -- Disabled -- The end.
“The very content of Owen’s poems was, and still is, pertinent to the feelings of young men facing death and the terrors of war.” —The New York Times Book Review Wilfred Owen was twenty-two when he enlisted in the Artists’ Rifle Corps during World War I. By the time Owen was killed at the age of 25 at the Battle of Sambre, he had written what are considered the most important British poems of WWI. This definitive edition is based on manuscripts of Owen’s papers in the British Museum and other archives.