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Siegfried Sassoon Scorched Glory

A Critical Study

  • Authors
  • Paul Moeyes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Unlearned Illusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 3-12
    3. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 13-28
    4. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 29-67
    5. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 68-92
    6. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 93-110
    7. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 111-139
  3. Backward Steps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 143-167
    3. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 168-184
    4. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 185-197
    5. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 198-222
  4. Homecoming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 225-251
    3. Paul Moeyes
      Pages 252-266
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 268-296

About this book

Introduction

Siegfried Sassoon: Scorched Glory is the first survey of the poet's published work since his death and the first to draw on the edited diaries and letters. We learn how Sassoon's family background and Jewish inheritance, his troubled sexuality, his experience of war - in particular his public opposition to it - his relationship to the Georgian poets and other writers, and his eventual withdrawal to country life shaped his creativity. Sassoon's status as a war poet has overshadowed his wider achievements and the complex personality behind them. This critical evaluation of Sassoon's work is long overdue and will provide a valuable starting-point for future reappraisals of a writer for whom life and art were fused.

Keywords

art biography creativity death event experience future infantry Judaism poet

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