Wilfred Owen: The Last Year 1917 1918

Wilfred Owen: The Last Year 1917 1918

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1993 was the centenary of Wilfred Owen's birth and the 75th anniversary of his death and the Armistice. It was in the one year leading up to his death that Owen discovered his 'job' (his word) as a war poet and wrote all the work on which his fame rests. Dominic Hibberd is acknowledged as one of th ...more

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The son of a director of Coutts bank, John William Dominic Hibberd was born in Guildford on November 3 1941. From Rugby (where he was bullied) he won an exhibition to King’s College, Cambridge, and after graduating took a PhD at Exeter University.

He became the world's leading authority on the life and work of Wilfred Owen. In 1973 he became the fourth editor of Owen's war poems, following Siegfried Sassoon, Edmund Blunden and Cecil Day-Lewis.

He taught English at Manches