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Owen, Wilfred 1893-1918

Works: 535 works in 1,441 publications in 11 languages and 36,105 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Musical settings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Biography  Comic books, strips, etc  Pictorial works  Graphic novels  Manuscripts  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Author, Lyricist, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR6029.W4, 821.912
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Collected poems by Wilfred Owen( Book )

79 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the war poems and other poetry by the noted British poet who was killed in World War I
War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just because the definitive recording of Britten's War Requiem has already been made by Britten himself is no reason not to keep recording it. For one thing, the work is simply too affecting and too important to ignore. And for another, the work is too deep and too varied to be encompassed by only one recording, even one so superlative and so sympathetic as the composer's own. Thus, one can have in principle no objections to this live 2007 recording led by Helmuth Rilling. After all, the stalwart German conductor is a highly skilled and deeply experienced choral director who clearly knows his way around monumental scores: his recordings of Bach's Passions are proof of that. But though this is a fine performance with many points to recommend it, it is not a great performance. Rilling does an outstanding job of guiding his forces through the work and a more than adequate job of aiming them toward the work's meaning. But one wants more than "more than adequate" in the War Requiem, and in Rilling's hands, the big moments and its intimate moments fail to strike as profoundly as they ought. The soloists are a mixed lot. Tenor James Taylor and baritone Christian Gerhaher have strong and steady voices, but though soprano Annette Dasch has a lovely voice, she tends to get a bit wobbly above the staff. The chorus of the Festivalensemble Stuttgart and the Aurelius S?ngerknaben are both excellent and they do wonders with the work's huge choruses. But the orchestra of the Festivalensemble, while colorful, does not have quite enough size and weight to bring off the big climaxes. H?nssler's super audio sound is definitely a plus -- the sheer size of the sound is amazing -- but not all that much of an improvement over Decca's fabulous stereo sound for Britten. In sum, then, those who don't know the War Requiem are directed toward Britten's recording, while those who do might consider Rilling's as a third or fourth choice after Hickox's or Shaw's. James Leonard, All Music Guide
The poems of Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen( Book )

87 editions published between 1931 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains all of Owen''s best known work, only four of which were published in his lifetime. His war poems were based on his acute observations of the soldiers with whom he served on the Western front, and reflect the horror and waste of World War One
War requiem : op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( )

40 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem op. 66 by Benjamin Britten( Recording )

59 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The horrors of war and pacifist sentiments are expressed in Benjamin Britten's War Requiem
Strategy for mobility by Wilfred Owen( Book )

23 editions published between 1964 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Above the dreamless dead : World War I in poetry and comics( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of World War I poetry interpreted by cartoonists
Wheels by Wilfred Owen( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War requiem by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction. Drame musical. Les horreurs de la guerre et les sentiments pacifistes exprimés dans le War requiem de Benjamin Britten et la poésie de Wilfred Owen sont évoqués en images et vignettes illustrant la mort et la souffrance pendant la première guerre mondiale. Avec Laurence Olivier, Tilda Swinton, Owen Teale, Nathaniel Parker. London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
War poems and others by Wilfred Owen( Book )

9 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This up-to-date edition contains all Owen's published war poems, a selection from his lyrical work and extracts from his letters. The material is arranged in a roughly chronological order so that his development may be followed from his declarations of poetic independence in 1913 to his last and finest poem, Spring Offensive in 1918. The text of the poems has been thoroughly revised from the British Museum manuscripts. The Introduction, notes and appendices provide new information while catering for the interests of general reader and student." -- Book jacket
Toll roads and the problem of highway modernization by Wilfred Owen( Book )

8 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Wilfred Owen( Book )

39 editions published between 1920 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems printed in this book need no preliminary commendations. The author has left us his own fragmentary but impressive Foreword and his Poems, can speak for him, backed by the authority of his experience as an infantry soldier, and sustained by nobility and originality of style. All that was strongest in Wilfred Owen survives in his poems; any superficial impressions of his personality, any records of his conversation, behaviour, or appearance, would be irrelevant and unseemly. The curiosity which demands such morsels would be incapable of appreciating the richness of his work. The discussion of his experiments in assonance and dissonance (of which Strange Meeting is the finest example) may be left to the professional critics of verse, the majority of whom will be more preoccupied with such technical details than with the profound humanity of the self-revelation manifested in such magnificent lines as those at the end of his Apologia pro Poemate Meo, and in that other poem which he named Greater Love
Financing highways by Tax Institute( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three poets of the First World War : Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg and Wilfred Owen by Wilfred Owen( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This indispensable anthology brings together the works of three major poets from the First World War. Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) was a classical music composer and poet who published two volumes of poems, Severn and Somme and War's Embers. Wilfred Owen's (1893- 1918) realistic poetry is remarkable for its details of war and combat. Isaac Rosenberg's (1890-1918) Poems from the Trenches is widely considered one of the finest examples of war poetry from the period. Carefully selected by Jon Stallworthy, a professor emeritus of English at the University of Oxford, these poems comprise a landmark publication that reflects the disparate experiences of war through the voices of the soldiers themselves"--Publisher's description
The pity of war : songs and poems of wartime suffering by Sally Matthews( Recording )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs for Leontyne : six songs for high voice and piano by Lee Hoiby( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Flanders' fields a celebration of the poets & composers of the Great War 1914-1918 by Fiona Kimm( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rorate coeli Four madrigals by Thea Musgrave( Recording )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rupert Brooke & Wilfred Owen by Rupert Brooke( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and German and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooke and Owen both died tragically young during World War I but left behind an enduring legacy of war poetry that enables us to understand some of the horror of the "Great War."
Wilfred Owen : poems by Wilfred Owen( Book )

6 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Collected poems
Alternative Names
Oʼen, Vilfred.

Oʾen, Ṿilfred 1893-1918

Ouėn, Uilfred 1893-1918

Ouėn, Uilfred Ėdvard Solter 1893-1918

Owen, Wilfred Edward Salter.

Owen, Wilfred Edward Salter 1893-1918

Vilfred Oven

Wilfred Owen britisk poet

Wilfred Owen Brits auteur

Wilfred Owen brittisk poet

Wilfred Owen englischer Dichter

Wilfred Owen poeta inglese

Вилфред Овен

Оуэн У. 1893-1918

Оуэн, Уилфред

Оуэн, Уилфред 1893-1918

Уилфред Оуен

Уилфред Оуэн

אואן, וילפרד 1893־1918

וילפרד אוון

ويلفريد أوين

ویلفرد اوون شاعر بریتانیایی

ویلفرێد ئۆوین

विल्फ्रेड ओवेन

উইলফ্রেড ওয়েন

வில்ஃபிரட் ஓவன்

ವಿಲ್ಫ್ರೆಡ್ ಎಡ್ವರ್ಡ್ ಸಾಲ್ಟರ್ ಓವನ್


オウエン, ウイルフリッド

オウエン, ウイルフレッド


The poems of Wilfred OwenWar requiem : op. 66War poems and othersPoemsThree poets of the First World War : Ivor Gurney, Isaac Rosenberg and Wilfred OwenRupert Brooke & Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen : poems