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Andrew Frayn

. Day-Lewis praised him over the other war poets in 1963: ‘It is Owen, I believe, whose poetry came home deepest to my own generation, so that we could never again think of war as anything but a vile, if necessary, evil.’144 In the absence of justification it is notable that, with the exception of Rosenberg, the other poets named survived the conflict. The inscription of Owen’s phrase on the Westminster Abbey Poets’ Corner memorial, unveiled on Armistice Day 1985, emphasised his position. Revealingly, a plaque to Owen in Manchester Cathedral (he was in the Manchester

in Writing disenchantment