Going Over Jordan

I was surprised by the imagery of baptism and rebirth in Sam Mendes’ new film 1917. It distinguishes the film from the more despairing use of Christian imagery in the works of Wilfred Owen, the leading poet of the First World War. Allusions to Christianity are common in Owen’s poems; he movingly uses them to [...]

Publication Date: 2020-07-01 06:00:00
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