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Siegfried Sassoon : a life

Author: Max Egremont
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"Siegfried Sassoon was born in 1886 in Kent, and began writing poetry 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 1917, showing that physical courage could exist alongside humanity and sensibility." "By 1918 Sassoon found himself one of the most famous young writers of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Siegfried Sassoon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Egremont
ISBN: 0374263752 9780374263751
OCLC Number: 61240748
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Picador, 2005.
Description: xiv, 639 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 'The daybreak world' --
'Try to be more sensible' --
The weald of youth --
'Grief can be beautiful' --
'I am sure I shall get blown to shreds' --
'The heroics of pacifism' --
'Dottyville' --
'I must be strong' --
'Threshold of the dark' --
Love and politics --
Byron in America --
'Why can't I create something?' --
gThe unknown want' --
The fox-hunting man --
Stephen: love and anger --
'I ask for nothing but to be near him always' --
Elected silence --
Hester: 'A flower has opened in my heart' --
A bullying barbarian of a world' --
'In George I seem to live my life again' --
The hardened heart --
Heytesbury's solitary squire --
The search --
'At the end of all wrong roads i came' --
Trying to be like Our Lord' --
'My final test of endurance --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Max Egremont.
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"Siegfried Sassoon was born in 1886 in Kent, and began writing poetry 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 1917, showing that physical courage could exist alongside humanity and sensibility." "By 1918 Sassoon found himself one of the most famous young writers of the time, a mentor to Wilfred Owen and admired by Winston Churchill and T. E. Lawrence. He joined the Labour Party, became literary editor of the socialist Daily Herald, and began close friendships with Thomas Hardy and E. M. Forster while trying to adapt his poetry to peacetime. Then Sassoon fell in love with the artistocratic aesthete Stephen Tennant, who led him into his group of Bright Young Things (who inspired the early novels of Evelyn Waugh). In 1933, upon the demise of his passionate and fraught relationship with Tennant, Sassoon suddenly married the beautiful Hester Gatty and retreated to a quiet country life until the couple's eventual estrangement and Sassoon's subsequent conversion to Catholicism." "Throughout the course of this turbulent life, Sassoon produced a body of work unequaled by his contemporaries. From his famous war poems to the gentler vision of his prose, Sassoon wrote masterfully of war and lost idylls."--BOOK JACKET.

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