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Siegfried Sassoon : the journey from the trenches : a biography, 1918-1967

Author: Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Siegfried Sassoon; Siegfried Sassoon; Siegfried Sassoon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Moorcroft Wilson
ISBN: 0415967139 9780415967136
OCLC Number: 52624262
Description: xiv, 526 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 'Pilgrimages to Poets, Post-Armistice Parties and Other Diversions' (November-December 1918) --
'A Simpleton's Progress' (January-March 1919) --
'Making the Book Page Memorable' (April-June 1919) --
'Rootless Re-Beginnings' (June-December 1919) --
'Midnight on Broadway' (January-March 1920) --
Chicago and Beyond (March-August 1920) --
Tufton Street Blues (August 1920-November 1925) --
Satirical Poems and Other Literary Matters --
Ways of Escape --
'Love is the Test' (1921-1925) --
'My Glorious Angel' (1925-1927) --
Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man: 'The Testament of My Youth' --
'The Old Earl and Little Lord Fauntleroy' (1927-1928) --
'The Heart's Paradise' (November 1928-January 1931) --
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Goodbye to Graves --
The Turn of the Screw (February 1931-May 1933) --
'O, Hester, You Must Redeem My Life' (June-December 1933) --
Paradise Regained and Lost (1934-1938) --
The Old Century and the New War --
War Within and Without (September 1939-October 1942) --
'The Weald of Youth, a Remembered Word' --
'A Middle Life in Armageddon' (October 1942-May 1945) --
The Wilderness Years (1945-1950) --
An Asking (1950-1956) --
Doms and Dames (1957-1960) --
'It Has Been a Long Journey' (1961-1967) --
Identification of Pseudonyms from the Sherston Trilogy.
Responsibility: Jean Moorcroft Wilson.

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"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."--BOOK JACKET.

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"Thorough and perceptive.."-The Observer "A necessary and engrossing piece of work; while its projected sequel, charting Sassoon's later life, may in its quieter way prove to be more interesting Read more...

 
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