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A collection of poems by the English war poet and soldier of the First World War, Wilfred Owen. Owen is regarded by historians as the leading poet of the First World War, known for his war poetry on the horrors of trench and gas warfare. It stood in stark contrast to both the public perception of war at the time, and to the confidently patriotic verse written earlier by war poets such as Rupert Brooke. Only five of Owen's poems had been published before his death, one of which was in fragmentary form. Only one week before the end of the war, whilst attempting to traverse a canal, he was shot in the head and killed. (Summary modified from Wikipedia) (0 hr 56 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface

1:50

Read by David Richardson

01 - Strange Meeting

4:18

Read by Elizabeth Klett

02 - Greater Love

1:39

Read by Elizabeth Klett

03 - Apologia pro Poemate Meo

2:23

Read by Phil Chenevert

04 - The Show

2:07

Read by Winston Tharp

05 - Mental Cases

1:57

Read by Snapdragon

06 - Parable of the Old Men and the Young

1:14

Read by Snapdragon

07 - Arms and the Boy

0:52

Read by Verity Kendall

08 - Anthem for Doomed Youth

1:22

Read by Lucy Perry

09 - The Send-off

1:17

Read by Winston Tharp

10 - Insensibility

2:58

Read by Snapdragon

11 - Dulce et Decorum est

2:02

Read by Phil Chenevert

12 - The Sentry

2:06

Read by Winston Tharp

13 - The Dead-Beat

1:47

Read by Martin Geeson

14 - Exposure

3:23

Read by Chuck Williamson

15 - Spring Offensive

3:42

Read by Ruth Golding

16 - The Chances

1:46

Read by Martin Geeson

17 - S. I. W.

3:17

Read by Martin Geeson

18 - Futility

1:24

Read by Martin Geeson

19 - Smile, Smile, Smile

2:04

Read by Chuck Williamson

20 - Conscious

1:21

Read by David Richardson

21 - A Terre

4:04

Read by Snapdragon

22 - Wild with all Regrets

2:38

Read by Snapdragon

23 - Disabled

3:53

Read by Chuck Williamson

24 - The End

1:23

Read by David Richardson

Bewertungen

Wilfred Owen's poems, wonderfully read.

(5 Sterne)

This Librivox offering deserves a huge audience, especially among the many young people who study these poems. Most of the readers give very fine renditions of these beautiful and terrible verses.