Edmund Charles Blunden, MC (1 November 1896 – 20 January 1974) was an English poet, author and critic. Like his friend Siegfried Sassoon, he wrote of his experiences in World War I in both verse and prose. For most of his career, Blunden was also a reviewer for English publications and an academic in Tokyo and later Hong Kong. He ended his career as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.
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... Blunden's output was prolific ... an audiobook CD published in 2004, includes a reading of Concert Party, Busseboom by Blunden himself, recorded in 1964 by the British Council ... Blunden can also be heard on Memorial Tablet, an audiobook of readings by Sassoon issued in 2003 ...
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“I have seen a green country, useful to the race,
Knocked silly with guns and mines, its villages vanished,”
—Edmund Blunden (18961974)