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The Truth of Imagination

Welcome to a page dedicated to poetry from the past 200 years and to poet John Keats. Snippets of information on poetic lives, quotes and art to reflect the role of verse in our fast paced 21st century world. Suzie Grogan is a freelance writer and researcher who writes on literature, social history and health issues. Contact Suzie @keatsbabe on Twitter and visit her at www.nowrigglingoutofwriting.wordpress.com
May 31 '12

ransomcenter:

Read the full article on The Daily Beast website, “Last Letters From World War I Literary Heroes.”

English poet Wilfred Owen’s last letter to his mother. Dated Oct. 31, 1918, Owen was killed on November 4, one week before the Armistice.

The Ransom Center holds a Wilfred Owen Collection of World War I Poetry, which includes some family correspondence as well.

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    Just finished reading through the sample of letters at the link. Heartbreaking doesn’t begin to describe them.
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    I studied this letter in the fall at Oxford. It was really moving, in the most horrible way possible.
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    “And I heard a voice crying This is the Path of Glory” For some reason, I find Owen’s death to be the saddest of all. He...
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    English poet Wilfred Owen’s last letter to his mother. Dated Oct. 31, 1918, Owen was killed on November 4, one week...
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    is a must read. Sad, and jarring because you know that he died just days after writing this, but a very profound...
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