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Wilson, Jean Moorcroft

Overview
Works: 33 works in 152 publications in 1 language and 4,368 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR6037.A86, B
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Most widely held works by Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Siegfried Sassoon : the making of a war poet : a biography, 1886-1918 by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells in full detail the story of Siegfried Sassoon, one of the finest poets of the First World War. Until now, there has been no full-scale biography of him despite his immense influence on modern poetry and literature. The long wait for this book now makes it possible to tell his story much more frankly than it would have been at his death thirty years ago. This is particularly true of his struggle to come to terms with his homosexuality, a conflict he wanted to describe himself, but which the law discouraged in his lifetime. With the cooperation of his family and friends and access to an abundance of private and unpublished material, Jean Moorcroft Wilson reveals the first three decades of Siegfried Sassoon's life. A descendant of merchant princes and farmer-artists, a Jew turned Catholic and a husband and father, Sassoon was at once shy and extremely impulsive. He was one of the few War poets whose daring exploits at the Front earned him a Military Cross, as well as the epithet "Mad Jack." Nonetheless, this decorated War hero emerged as one of the angry young poets who denounced the "Old Men" in scathing satires
Virginia Woolf, life and London : a biography of place by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Sassoon : the journey from the trenches : a biography, 1918-1967 by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Siegfried Sassoon is one the twentieth century's greatest icons and Jean Moorcroft Wilson is the leading authority on him. In Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the Trenches, the second volume of her authorized biography, she completes her definite analysis of his life and works, exploring Sassoon's experiences after the Great War." "For many people, Sassoon exists primarily as a First World War poet and bold fighter, who earned the nickname 'Mad Jack' in the trenches and risked Court Martial, possibly the firing squad, with his public protest against the War. Much less is know about his life after the armistice which marks the beginning of a series of love affairs with such larger-than-life characters as Queen Victoria's great-grandson, Prince Philipp of Hesse, the flamboyant Ivor Novello and the exotic and bejewelled Hon. Stephen Tennant. This period also sees Sassoon establishing close friendships with some of the greatest literary figures of the age, Hardy, Beerbohm, E.M. Forster and T.E. Lawrence among them." "Sassoon himself said that most people thought he had died in 1919. But Dr. Wilson shows that his poetry is, if anything, more powerful in the second half of his life, which also sees his debut as a prose writer with Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man, one of the classics of twentieth-century literature."--Jacket
Isaac Rosenberg : the making of a great war poet : a new life by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Sassoon praised Isaac Rosenberg's 'genius' and T.S. Eliot called him the 'most extraordinary' of the Great War poets. Yet it is over 30 years since there has been a biography of Isaac Rosenberg. This reappraisal of his life and work by one of the First World War literature's leading authorities is long overdue
Isaac Rosenberg : poet and painter : a biography by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Sassoon : soldier, poet, lover, friend by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Years in the making, biographer and foremost scholar Jean Moorcroft Wilson has written the first complete biography of arguably the greatest English-language war poet, published to coincide with the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War. Hailed as "invaluable" by the Times and "thorough and perceptive" by the Observer, Siegfried Sassoon encompasses the poet's complete life and works, from his patriotic youth that led him to the frontline, and flamboyant love affairs. This single-volume opus also includes never-before-published poems that have only just come to light through the author's work. With over a decade's research, and unparalleled access to Sassoon's private correspondence, Wilson presents the complete portrait, both elegant and heartfelt, of an extraordinary man, and an extraordinary poet."
The collected poems of Charles Hamilton Sorley by Charles Hamilton Sorley( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors take sides on the Falklands : two questions on the Falklands conflict answered by more than a hundred mainly British authors by Cecil Woolf( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Thomas : from Adlestrop to Arras : a biography by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first full-length biography of Edward Thomas for three decades, Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson, a leading authority on the poets of the First World War, brings new life to the story of the man now acknowledge to be one of the major literary figures of the period, the poet and prose writer whom Walter de la Mare called 'a mirror of England'. Extensively illustrated throughout with a wealth of new material and told with clarity, panache and wit, Thomas's life makes for absorbing reading: his early forced marriage, his dependence on opium, his friendships with leading figures such as Joseph Conrad, Edward Garnett, Rupurt Brooke, Walter de la Mare, Hilaire Belloc, Eleanor Farjeon and Robert Frost and the events leading up to his death in France in 1917. Moorcroft Wilson dispels the myth-making surrounding Thomas in order to reveal his true worth as a writer and as a war poet equal in talent to such great contemporaries as Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke. With startling new information on the true details of Thomas's death at the Battle of Arras on 9 April 1917, his attitude to the army and his relationship with his loving wife, Helen, as well as a reconsideration of the fashioning of Thomas as depressive and melancholic, Edward Thomas: From Adlestrop to Arras discovers the man whose contribution to English poetry cannot be overstated, whose work can now be seen to be 'situated on the cusp of history and on the brink of modern selfhood'. In this remarkable contribution to our knowledge of the poet, Moorcroft Wilson shows that Thomas's work could not be more important to the literary world of today; this is the extraordinary life of a poetic genius. -- from dust jacket
I was an English poet : a critical biography of Sir William Watson (1858-1935) by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Hamilton Sorley : a biography by Charles Hamilton Sorley( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf's London : a guide to Bloomsbury and beyond by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume looks at Virginia Woolf's various homes in Kensington, Richmond, and Bloomsbury, and her Sussex country retreats. It explains how the buildings and streets were far more to her than a home -- London was a symbol of the vitality she attempted to put into her novels. This guidebook brings to life Woolf's city by tracing the footsteps of some of her characters, while giving a flesh and blood picture of her. The book is illustrated with drawings of all Woolf's homes, and walking route maps
The collected letters of Charles Hamilton Sorley by Charles Hamilton Sorley( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors take sides : Iraq and the Gulf War( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present war in Iraq is a war that the public feel strongly about. This collection in a timely response to these concerns. It features a wide range of views from hundreds of international writers, left and right, including contributions from Australian authors
The selected poems of Isaac Rosenberg by Isaac Rosenberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaac Rosenberg has long been regarded as one of the most important artistic figures of the First World War. His poems, such as "Dead Man's Dump" and "Break of Day in the Trenches", have been included in every significant war anthology and have earned him a place in Poets' Corner. He studied at the Slade School of Art at the same time as Stanley Spencer and Mark Gertler, showing promise as a painter. His poverty, education and background made him an outsider, yet equipped him to cope with the unforeseen horror of war in the trenches
Leonard Woolf : pivot or outsider of Bloomsbury by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors take sides on Iraq and the Gulf war( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf and anti-Semitism by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Hamilton Sorley : a biography by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Sassoon by Jean Moorcroft Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Siegfried Sassoon : the making of a war poet : a biography, 1886-1918
Alternative Names
Jean Moorcroft Wilson British academic

Moorcroft-Wilson, Jean 1941-

Wilson, Jean M.

Wilson, Jean M. 1941-

Languages
English (134)

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Virginia Woolf, life and London : a biography of placeSiegfried Sassoon : the journey from the trenches : a biography, 1918-1967Isaac Rosenberg : the making of a great war poet : a new lifeSiegfried Sassoon : soldier, poet, lover, friendVirginia Woolf's London : a guide to Bloomsbury and beyondThe collected letters of Charles Hamilton SorleyAuthors take sides : Iraq and the Gulf War