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Published by Twayne Publishers, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International in New York, Toronto, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Sassoon, Siegfried, 1886-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Poets, English -- Biography -- History and criticism,
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain -- Literature and the war

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 122-127) and index.

StatementSanford Sternlicht.
SeriesTwayne"s English authors series ;, TEAS 500
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR6037.A86 Z86 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 136 p. :
Number of Pages136
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1739928M
ISBN 100805770216
LC Control Number92045578

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  Siegfried Sassoon book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Although it is said that he owed his poetic vision to his Sephardi 4/5. Siegfried Sassoon was born in in Kent, and began writing verses as a boy. While a brave young officer, he confronted the terrible realities of the First World War on the battlefield, in verse, and, finally, by announcing his opposition to the war in , showing that physical courage could exist alongside humanity and sensibility/5(7). Siegfried Sassoon is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems about World War I, which brought him public and critical acclaim. Avoiding the sentimentality and jingoism of many war poets, Sassoon wrote of the horror and brutality of trench warfare and contemptuously satirized generals, politicians, and churchmen for their incompetence and blind support of the . A century after Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen began an inspiring friendship, we’re testing you on book pals, from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett .

The War Poems of Siegfried Sassoon by Sassoon, Siegfried and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Siegfried Sassoon books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. The real Siegfried Sassoon, much like the novel's character, was abandoned by his father early in life. Though he was a decorated soldier, Sassoon declared in that he no longer agreed with the war. Sent to Craiglockhart, he was treated by the real Dr. Rivers, and there is evidence that he regarded Rivers as a father figure. Siegfried Sassoon was perhaps the most innocent of the war poets. John Hildebidle has called Sassoon the "accidental hero." Born into a wealthy Jewish family in , Sassoon lived the pastoral life of a young squire: fox-hunting, playing cricket, golfing and writing romantic verses.

Siegfried Sassoon( - ) Siegfried Sassoon was perhaps the most innocent of the war poets. John Hildebidle has called Sassoon the "accidental hero." Born into a wealthy Jewish family in , Sassoon lived the pastoral life of a young squire: fox-hunting, playing cricket, golfing and writing romantic Size: KB. Siegfried Sassoon was a celebrated First World War poet. He was decorated for bravery during action but became increasingly critical of the nature of war publishing a letter in the Times. He survived the conflict and continued a successful literary career. Short Biography Siegfried Sassoon Siegfried Sassoon was born 8 September in Matfield, Kent, UK. . Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (8 September – 1 September ) was an English poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War.   At the dawn of World War I, Siegfried Sassoon exchanged his pursuits of cricket, fox-hunting, and romantic verse for army life amid the muddy trenches of France. The first English soldier-poet to achieve notoriety as an opponent of the 5/5(1).