Siegfried Sassoon

By John Stuart Roberts

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  • Publication Date: 1 Jun 2000
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
  • Imprint: Metro Books, London
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ISBN: 9781843581383
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ISBN: 9781857826401

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Synopsis

Although it is said that he owed his poetic vision to his Sephardic Jewish roots, Siegfried Sassoon was, in many ways, a conventionally Edwardian squire. And although near-suicidal bravery won him the Military Cross (Sassoon was famously fictionalized in Pat Barker s "Regeneration" trilogy), his poetry shattered the ideals of wartime heroism. A gifted poet who refused to become part of any literary movement, his friendships ranged from Thomas Hardy and Robert Graves to the Sitwells, Rupert Brooke, and T.E. Lawrence. In this acclaimed biography, John Stuart Roberts skillfully chronicles Sassoon s life and work, including his homosexuality, his marriage, and his quest for a personal religious faith. His inner journey to Catholicism in his final years is charted with a sensitivity and authority that are the hallmarks of this masterly portrait."

About the author

John Stuart Roberts was the editor of Everyman and Heart of the Matter and is a former Head of Television, BBC Wales. He first read Sassoon's work in a second-hand bookshop in Swansea in 1958, since then he has made the poet a lifetime's study.

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