Dulce et Decorum Est

dulce et decorum est

Wilfred Owen’s poem Dulce et Decorum Est is arguably one of the most painful and powerful poems in the English language. If you’ve ever been moved by any of the works of the small handful of British poets who addressed the realities of modern warfare and its psychological after-affects, you’ll also find Pat Barker’s Booker prize-winning Regeneration trilogy engrossing and moving.

‘A new vision of what the first world war did to human beings, male and female, soldiers and civilians. Constantly surprising and formally superb.’ A.S. Byatt 

suggested reading list and related links

Pat Barker Regeneration Review, The Guardian
Regeneration Discussion Questions, The Madison Public Library
Goodbye to All That, Robert Graves
Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive
poetry of the first world war — bibliography 
links to WWI history, literature and memorial web sites

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