The result of nine years of rigorous and forensic research, this stidu is a cogently argued, magnificently detailed examination of the tragically short life and much anthologized work of war poet Wilfred Owen. The author examines the way in which Owen's legacy was nurtured and a myth carefully created. Wilfred owen death. His detailed research explodes much of this posthumous convicção de and in the process creates a detailed and sometimes unsettling retratos of a complex swain. The myth of sisyphus. A truer picture emerges of this much loved and romanticized poet, but it is one that will undoubtedly astonish and upset those who have invested in the Wilfred Owen myth.