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Listener 4528: ‘Escapee’ by Dysart

Posted by Encota on 30 November 2018

What a timely puzzle this was – thanks Dysart!  With numerous cryptic puzzle outlets commemorating the 11th November, what more could one ask for other than the combination of Wilfred Owen’s poetry and its placement at the heart of Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’?  The latter was performed this (Remembrance Day) weekend at the stupendous music venue that is Snape Maltings (along with numerous other places, I am sure), here in Suffolk away from the bustle of London and close to the home of Benjamin Britten (who, along with Peter Pears, is buried in nearby Aldeburgh’s churchyard).

It was a good chance to read the poem too – I see there’s Owen’s original writings available on the Internet, for those interested.

http://ww1lit.nsms.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/exhibits/show/ww1lit-dc0tnz/25
Cheers,
Tim / Encota
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