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Siegfried Sassoon: A Life

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Siegfried Sassoon was born in 1886 in Kent, and began writing verses as a boy. While a brave young officer, he confronted the terrible realities of the First World War on the battlefield, in verse, and, finally, by announcing his opposition to the war in 1917, showing that physical courage could exist alongside humanity and sensibility.

In 1918, Sassoon found himself one of
Hardcover, 656 pages
Published December 13th 2005 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Stopped reading this one after about 270 pages. Other than a really good exposition of Sassoon's war experiences and poetry, the rest is a slow slog, needing much more knowledge of his poetry than I have. Also, the social circle of homosexuals gradually becomes confusing (I had to keep going to the index in order to reacquaint myself with named personages).
Matt Bucher
so far so good
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