Siegfried Sassoon by Jean Moorcroft Wilson
The Making of a War Poet, a Biography (1896-1918)

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

About Jean Moorcroft Wilson

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Jean Moorcroft Wilson is Lecturer in English at London University. She has published widely, including biographies of Virginia Woolf, Isaac Rosenberg, Charles Hamilton Sorley and William Watson. She is currently writing the second volume of the Sassoon biography.
 
Published February 23, 1999 by Routledge. 608 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Travel, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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While another full-length biography of Sassoon has already been published in England since Wilson’s, and Sassoon’s estate has authorized yet another, this first installment of hers combines diligent literary spadework with a compassionate view of Sassoon’s contradictions as he fought a war on inw...

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Egremont's "Siegfried Sassoon: A Life" is the authorized biography, and the preface thanks George, Sassoon's son, for access to previously unpublished personal papers.

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Owen had been much in his mind, and in January 1950 he had written a sonnet "An Incident in Literary History" - never published - about the two of them which underlines his continuing preoccupation with Owen, as well as the extent of his depression : Sassoon and Owen - names that found their ni...

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The Guardian

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Siegfried Sassoon: A Biography by Max Egremont 597pp, Picador, £25 Siegfried Sassoon died in 1967, since when there have been five full-length studies of his life and work - the most comprehensive (in two volumes) by Jean Moorcroft Wilson.

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Publishers Weekly

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Wilson (who has written lives of war poets Charles Hamilton Sorley and Isaac Rosenberg) also ends this biography in 1918, although Sassoon lived on until 1967.

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London Review of Books

Thus discovered – I saw from later encounters this was how he liked to be come upon – he pushed a plate of dry cucumber sandwiches at us and began to talk in a shy undertone.

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