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Collected Poems [Paperback]

Siegfried Sassoon
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18 Mar 2002
This collection of poems - by the World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon - deals with nature, dreams, the past, music, consciousness, ageing, ghosts, war, death, memory, and travel.


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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; New Ed edition (18 Mar 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571132626
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571132621
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 12.5 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 245,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"For his generation, the poetry and career of Siegfried Sassoon were emblematic of the ways in which the secure truths of Western civilization were destroyed in the hopeless foxholes of the First World War. It is difficult to imagine the works of Virginia Woolf or Hemingway or Faulkner existing without him. . . ." --"Graham Christian, The Boston Phoenix"

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Siegfried Sassoon was born in 1886 and educated at Clare College, Cambridge. He served in the trenches during the First World War, where he began to write the poems for which he is remembered. Despatched as 'shell-shocked' to hospital, he organised public protest against the war. His poetry initially met with little response, but his reputation grew steadily in the following decades. Apart from the War Poems of 1919, he published eight volumes of verse during his lifetime. But it is as a novelist and autobiographer that he is perhaps better known. Sassoon's semi-autobiographical trilogy, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man (1928), Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1930) and Sherston's Progress (1936), was outstandingly successful. He published several more volumes of autobiography, including Siegfried's Journey (1945), before his death in 1967.

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4.0 out of 5 stars war poetry sassoon 28 July 2009
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I defy you not to cry at Dug Out or Dreamers. Sassoon for me the finest of a generation of great war poets. We play cricket in his memory every July in Matfield Kent where he was born.
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4.0 out of 5 stars World War I poets 13 Oct 2013
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I have enjoyed these poems very much. I ordered the book after learning about Sassoon's stay at an English hospital for recovering soldiers, where he wrote poetry to help him heal from the trauma of war.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Without a title index, it is a nightmare to find the poem you are looking for 8 Oct 2010
By AFero - Published on Amazon.com
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The poems are grouped into categories under headings like "Counter Attack and Other Poems" or "Picture Show," but there is no alphabetical index of the poem titles. Since there are several hundred poems in this book, it is a nightmare to have to scan the entire table of contents (a 13 page list of titles) to try and find any given poem that you are looking for.
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