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Siegfried Sassoon : a study of the war poetry

Author: Patrick Campbell
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1999.
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An examination, through primary documents and research, of Sassoon's WWI poetry, written after his own stint on the front line.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Campbell, Patrick, 1935-
Siegfried Sassoon.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1999
(OCoLC)607131256
Named Person: Siegfried Sassoon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Campbell
ISBN: 0786405252 9780786405251
OCLC Number: 39981763
Description: x, 227 p. : port. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part one --
The progress of the poet --
Frail women and glorious boys --
"O world God made!" pacifism, pantheism, self-sacrifice --
Working methods and formal concerns --
Literary influences --
The poetic achievement --
Part two --
1915-1916: "War is our scourge; yet war has made us wise" --
"Goodbye to Galahad": The Somme and its aftermath --
"Unmasking the ugly face of Mars": August 1916 to April 1917 --
"When will it stop?" May 1917 to January 1918 --
"Waiting for the end, boys": January 1918 to March 1919.
Responsibility: by Patrick Campbell.

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"helps provide rich detail to understanding and appreciating some of the poets remarkable verse. Campbells scholarly apparatuses are both exhaustive and helpful"--Catholic Library World

 
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