Siegfried Sassoon

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Sassoon, Siegfried,

1886–1967, English poet and novelist. A heroic and decorated officer in World War I, he nonetheless expressed his conviction of the brutality and waste of war in grim, forceful, realistic verse—The Old Huntsman (1917), Counter-Attack (1918), Satirical Poems (1926), Vigils (1935), Sequences (1957), and others. His fictional, semiautobiographical trilogy—Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man (1928), Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1930), Sherston's Progress (1936)—was collected as The Memoirs of George Sherston (1937). Sassoon also wrote several autobiographical works—The Old Century and Seven More Years (1938), The Weald of Youth (1942), and Siegfried's Journey (1945)—and a biography of George MeredithMeredith, George,
1828–1909, English novelist and poet. One of the great English novelists, Meredith wrote complex, often comic yet highly cerebral works that contain striking psychological character studies.
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 (1948).

Bibliography

See his Collected Poems, 1908–1956 (1961); biographies by J. M. Wilson (2 vol., 1998–2003), J. S. Roberts (1999), and M. Egremont (2005).

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Take the case of the poet Seigfried Sassoon who refused to fight but, to save face of the establishment, he was transfered to a mental hospital; to his credit, he returned to the front and saw out the rest of the war
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