The Belletrist Podcast w/ Dave Stephens

Episode 4: Dolce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen

June 30, 2019 Season 1 Episode 4
The Belletrist Podcast w/ Dave Stephens
Episode 4: Dolce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
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The Belletrist Podcast w/ Dave Stephens
Episode 4: Dolce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Jun 30, 2019 Season 1 Episode 4
Dave Stephens
Show Notes

In this episode I read Wilfred Owen's gut-wrenching poem, "Dolce Et Decorum Est," which he wrote to describe his experiences in the trenches of World War One. We discuss the way in which war poetry contrasted with official government propaganda and began to kindle public awareness of the horror of modern warfare. 

This is not the easiest poem to get through, but it's worth having in your brain.

Original Music by Van Clifton