OWEN Uilfed Edward Salter (Owen Wilfred Edward Salter)( English poet, whose work is critically influenced the poetry of the 1930's.)
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Biography OWEN Uilfed Edward Salter (Owen Wilfred Edward Salter)
Born March 18, 1893 in Osvestri (Shropshire) and already in his childhood writing poetry. After spending several weeks at University College, Reading, he abandoned his studies in 1912 because of illness, went to France and in 1913 settled a private teacher in Bordeaux. In 1915 he returned to England and volunteered for the infantry. Having junior officer rank in 1916, served on the French front in 1917 returned home after being wounded. In the military hospital at Edinburgh, became acquainted with Z. Sassoons (1886-1967), whose strongly anti-war poetry has been known. Communicate with Sassoons contributed to the rapid flowering of the poetic gift of Owen. In August 1918 he returned to the front and earned the Order of the 'Military Cross' for bravery. Owen was killed at the Sambre-Oise canal on Nov. 4, 1918.
Recognition came to Owen posthumously: in life, only four of his poems were published first poetry collection was released only in December 1920, and enlarged edition, edited by E. Bland, was released in 1931. Owen fiercely hated war, . but was determined to save his trusted soldiers (he called himself "a convinced pacifist with a burning sense of military duty '), which informs his poetry, the value of documentary evidence, . At the same time giving it a universal sound,
. The desire to convey to readers the awful truth of trench warfare overcame his youthful romanticism and helped create a strong, inspired the poem, in which social protest is combined with a great compassion for the man.