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Sassoon, Siegfried 1888-1967

Works: 4 works in 21 publications in 2 languages and 831 library holdings
Classifications: PR6052.A6488, 823.914
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Publications about Siegfried Sassoon
Most widely held works about Siegfried Sassoon
    The eye in the door by Pat Barker( Book )
    10 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
    In the spring of 1918. On the battlefields of France, a mammoth German offensive threatens the English army with defeat. In England itself, a beleaguered government and panic-stricken, vengeful public seek scapegoats. Two groups are targeted for persecution and prosecution: pacifists and homosexuals. Many are jailed, others lead dangerous double lives; and "the eye in the door" becomes a symbol of the paranoia that threatens to destroy the very fabric of British society. Central to this novel is Lieutenant Billy Prior, recently released from treatment for shell shock by psychiatrist Dr. William Rivers. Prior is in London, assigned to a domestic Intelligence unit. His position demands that he investigate an imprisoned female pacifist accused of plotting a political assassination - a woman who raised him as a child, and who now accuses him of betraying that childhood. At the same time, he has had a casual but intense sexual encounter with a fellow patient of Dr. Rivers - Charles Manning, an upperclass officer whose social status and battlefield wounds must shield him from the growing danger of his exposure as a homosexual. Billy Prior is the man in the middle: a child of the working class raised to the rank of officer and gentleman; a soldier scarred by the horror of war but loyal to the men in the trenches; a bisexual of omnivorous appetites and withered emotions; and above all, a human being who feels himself torn in two as he is asked to take sides
    The eye in the door by Pat Barker( Sound Recording )
    3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
    PLAYAWAY. In this second volume of the trilogy which opened with 'Regeneration', the year is now 1918. The setting has shifted from Scotland and Craiglockhart to an England suffering shortages, grey bread and meagre clothes. In this climate of exhaustion and hysteria amidst which the war grinds wearlily to its close, pressures to fall into line for both military and civilians alike become fierce and take ugly forms. Sassoon is again in hospital after his return to France and Prior is now based in London
    Regeneration by Pat Barker( Book )
    5 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and French and held by 62 libraries worldwide
    Set in a British military hospital during WWI, this novel blends fact and fiction, drawing its two protagonists from the pages of history. The author of Union Street (made into the film Stanley and Iris) portrays overwhelmed men who try to come to terms with their outrage of a futile war
    Regeneration by Pat Barker( Sound Recording )
    2 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
    When decorated war hero Siegfried Sassoon publicly refuses to continue serving as a British officer in World War I, he is classified mentally unsound. At Craiglockhart War Hospital, brilliant psychiatrist Dr. William Rivers must restore Sassoon's "sanity" and send him back to the trenches
English (19)
French (1)
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