Edmund Blunden, poet, prose writer and editor, is best known for Undertones of War (1928), his memoir of his experiences as a young officer on the Western Front during the First World War. Blunden is also known for his war poetry and for his pastoral poetry that celebrates the English countryside and English village life. He was a prolific literary editor and biographer, as well as Professor, Fellow and Tutor of English in Tokyo, Oxford and Hong Kong.

Blunden was born in London, England on the 1st November 1896, a date which meant that his writing and life would inevitably be linked with the Great War. He was the first child of Charles Edmund and Georgina Blunden. In 1900 the family moved to Yalding in Kent …

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Citation: Acton, Carol. "Edmund Blunden". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 April 2004 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=455, accessed 21 March 2023.]

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