Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the Trenches : a Biography (1918-1967)

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Psychology Press, 2003 - 526 sayfa
The World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon is one of the twentieth century's greatest icons and Jean Moorcroft Wilson is the leading authority on him. In Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the Trenches, the second volume of her best-selling, authorized biography, Wilson completes her definitive analysis of his life and works, exploring Sassoon's experiences after the Great War. For many people, Sassoon exists primarily as a First World War poet and bold fighter, who earned the nickname 'Mad Jack' in the trenches and risked Court Martial, possibly the firing squad, with his public protest against the War. Much less is known about his life after the Armistice. Wilson uncovers a series of love affairs with such larger-than-life characters as Queen Victoria's great-grandson, Prince Phillip of Hess, the flamboyant Ivor Novello and the exotic and bejeweled Hon. Stephen Tennant. This period also sees Sassoon establishing close friendships with some of the greatest literary figures of the age, Hardy, Beerbohm, E. M. Forster and T. E.Lawrence among them. Sassoon himself said that most people thought he had died in 1919. But Wilson shows that his poetry is, if anything, more powerful in the second half of his life. Based on a decade of meticulous research and interviews with many who knew Sassoon well, much of the material is published here for the first time. Siegfried Sassoon: The Journey from the Trenches completes a fascinating story that is beautifully told.
 

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Of all the reviews of Sassoon’s life and works, a great number of them are distressingly wounding, critical, and misinformed. Even after reading Wilson’s excellent biographies, a number of critics ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

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Introduction
1
Diversions November December 1918
9
A Simpletons Progress January March 1919
27
Making the Book Page Memorable AprilJune 1919
45
Rootless ReBeginnings JuneDecember 1919
61
Midnight on Broadway January March 1920
75
Chicago and Beyond MarchAugust 1920
89
Tufton Street Blues August 1920November 1925
101
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer and Goodbye to Graves
233
The Turn of the Screw February 1931May 1933
243
O Hester You Must Redeem My Life JuneDecember 1933
263
Paradise Regained and Lost 19341938
283
The Old Century and the New War
301
War Within and Without September 1939October 1942
311
The Weald of Youth a Remembered Word
327
A Middle Life in Armageddon October 1942May 1945
333

Satirical Poems and Other Literary Matters
117
Ways of Escape
133
Love is the Test 19211925
143
My Glorious Angel 19251927
159
The Testament of My Youth
175
The Old Earl and Little Lord Fauntleroy 19271928
195
The Hearts Paradise November 1928January 1931
215
The Wilderness Years 19451950
343
An Asking 19501956
365
Doms and Dames 19571960
387
It Has Been a Long Journey 19611967
405
Endnotes
419
Identification of Pseudonyms from the Sherston Trilogy
495
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Jean Moorcroft Wilson is Lecturer in English at London University. Her previous books include biographies of Isaac Rosenberg and Charles Hamilton Sorley, as well as William Watson and Virginia Woolf. She is married to Virginia Woolf's nephew, with whom she runs a publishing house.

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