Regarded by historians as the leading poet of WWI, Wilfred Owen painted pictures of an unsettling, stark wartime. With the patronage of Siegfried Sassoon, among others, pushed him to the attentions of an enraptured literary audience, with resurgences in interest during the 30s and 60s paying testament to his timeless tone. This first edition, first impression collection was printed post-posthumously in 1920, and contains poems including “Dulce et Decorum est”, “Insensibility”, “Anthem for Doomed Youth”, “Futility” and “Strange Meeting”.
Powerful and controversial, Erich Maria Remarque’s tale of German perspectives, battlefield horror and detachment from post-war life pushed a pacifist agenda that many criticised upon initial publication. In 1930 however, the book was adapted into an Oscar Winning film, securing its place in history as a powerfully honest depiction of life at war. This copy is the first English Language edition, first impression.
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