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Craiglockhart, a hospital for officers ravaged by their experiences in trench warfare, is the setting for Pat Barker's 'Regeneration'. Here the poet Siegfried Sassoon, author of an article condemning the war, came under the care of psychiatrist W.H.R Rivers whose duty, as he saw it, was to return Sassoon to all the horrors of the Front, because Sassoon was sane, was healthy – and he had made a commitment. But while the encounter of Sassoon and Rivers is central to 'Regeneration', it is the exploration of the character of Rivers himself, the agony of the other patients and the insights into their minds, that makes this a tour-de-force. A superb novel related with chilling clarity and vivid compassion.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
If you like war poetry you will like this insight into Sassoon and Owen. Well written and a highly enjoyable read.Published 24 days ago by MISS S A SUMMERSGILL
Though this book is not as skillfully written as the other authors I love (Le Carre and Murdoch) she does draw you into the characters really well. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Victoria Walsh
This book is a reading group choice, and not the sort of thing I would normally read. Although I have some interest in the First World War, this book does not catch my imagination... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tricia
A potent and compelling marriage of fact and fiction here set in the dark recesses of WWI Scotland. Barker succeeds in giving us a feel for the mindset of the war wounded and leads... Read morePublished 3 months ago by keen reader
Excellent book about the trauma soldiers suffered in WW1 and psychiatry in those days.Published 3 months ago by Mila hurst
Very interesting. I couldn't put it down. I started reading it for my A level English exam, but I will definitely be finishing the trilogy!Published 3 months ago by Shannon