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Sassoon, Siegfried 1886-1967

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Works: 1,006 works in 2,836 publications in 7 languages and 48,722 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Biographies  Pictorial works  Comic books, strips, etc 
Subject Headings: Poets, English 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Lyricist, fm, Composer, Dedicatee, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: PR6037.A86, 821.912
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Poems by Wilfred Owen( )

13 editions published between 1920 and 2000 in English and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of anti-war poetry from the Great War
Memoirs of an infantry officer by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

112 editions published between 1921 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1916, young George Sherston is deep in the trenches of WWI. For his decorated bravery, and also his harmful recklessness, he is soon sent to the Fourth Army School for officer training, then dispatched to Morlancourt, a raid, and on through the Somme. After being wounded by a bullet through the lung, he returns home to convalesce, where his questioning of the war and the British Military establishment leads him to write a public anti-war letter. Through the help of close friend David Cromlech, a medical board decides not to prosecute, but instead deem him to be mentally ill, suffering from shell-shock, and sends him to a hospital for treatment. (Based closely on author Sassoon's own war experiences, including the verbatim text of his "Finished with the War: A Soldier's Declaration", which was eventually read in the British House of Commons.)
Memoirs of a fox-hunting man by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

164 editions published between 1920 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A highly decorated English soldier and an acclaimed poet and novelist, Siegfried Sassoon won fame for his trilogy of fictionalized autobiographies that wonderfully capture the vanishing idylls of Edwardian England and the brutal realities of war. In this first novel of the semiautobiographical George Sherston trilogy, Sassoon wonderfully captures the vanishing idylls of the Edwardian English countryside. Never out of print since its original publication in 1928, when it won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Sassoon's reminiscences about childhood and the beginning of World War I are channeled through young George Sherston, whose life of local cricket tournaments and fox-hunts falls apart as war approaches and he joins up to fight. Sassoon's first novel, though rife with comic characters and a jaunty sense of storytelling, presents his own loss of innocence and the destruction of the country he knew and loved." --from book description, Amazon.com
Meredith by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

36 editions published between 1948 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war poems of Siegfried Sassoon by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

48 editions published between 1919 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For The War Poems of Siegfried Sassoon, Sir Rupert Hart-Davis has arranged the poems as far as possible in the order of their composition. A useful Biographical Table is also included, so that students, scholars, and other readers can trace the movement of the soldier alongside the mind of the poet. Fourteen of the poems in this volume are published for the first time. --Dover Publications
Collected poems, 1908-1956 by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

65 editions published between 1947 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems deal with nature, dreams, the past, music, consciousness, aging, ghosts, war, death, memory, and travel
Sherston's progress by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

74 editions published between 1936 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capstone of Siegfried Sassoon's masterful George Sherston trilogy, Sherston's Progress, opens with Sherston under the care of neurologist Dr. W.H.R. Rivers, who allows the shell-shocked soldier to sort through his "futile demons" regarding the war still raging around him. After six months convalescing, Sherston rejoins his regiment before being dispatched to Ireland - where he attempts to reclaim some of the bucolic sense of his youth - then on to Palestine. He survives a gunshot to the head when back on the Western Front in France and ends up again with Rivers, who attempts to help Sherston journey through the aftereffects of war's particular horrors toward the beginning of a new life
Above the dreamless dead : World War I in poetry and comics( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of World War I poetry interpreted by cartoonists
Collected poems by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

23 editions published between 1942 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete memoirs of George Sherston by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

68 editions published between 1937 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sassoon's fictionalized autobiography of his experiences in the trenches during World War I
Counter-attack, and other poems by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

33 editions published between 1918 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC (8 September 1886 - 1 September 1967) was an English poet, writer, and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, [1] he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. This collection of poems was first published in May 1918. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)
The memoirs of George Sherston : Memoirs of a fox-hunting man, Memoirs of an infantry officer, Sherston's progress by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

11 editions published between 1931 and 1937 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a classic among war story classics. As this may be a fictionalized account of Sassoon's experiences in the trenches of World War I, it seems the only fictionalized parts are the names of his characters. The story features an arc found in many other war memoirs: eager for combat and glory, and ends as disillusioned, angry, broken veteran
Siegfried Sassoon's long journey : selections from the Sherston memoirs by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heart's journey by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

30 editions published between 1918 and 1976 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

53 editions published between 1925 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old huntsman : and other poems by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

25 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an officer in World War I, he was wounded and lauded twice with medals for bravery. His poetry--at times violent, always honest--expressed his conviction of the brutality and waste of war in grim, forceful, realistic verse
Vigils by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

20 editions published between 1934 and 1936 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picture-show by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

23 editions published between 1918 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the full text, in HTML format, of the poetry collection "Picture-Show," written by Siegfried Sassoon in 1920, and offered as part of the Bartleby Library. Includes bibliographic information about the book and its printing history
Sequences by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

16 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war poems by Siegfried Sassoon( Book )

52 editions published between 1919 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No poetry has touched readers' hearts more deeply than the soldier poets of the First World War. Published to commemorate the centenary of 1914, this stunning set of books, with specially commissioned covers by leading print makers, is an essential gathering of our most beloved war poets introduced by leading poets and biographers of our present day. 'In later years', Sir Rupert Hart-Davis writes in his Introduction, 'when Siegfried Sassoon had written much else in prose and verse, he was annoyed at always being referred to simply as a war poet, but it was the Great War that turned him into a poet of international fame, and I feel sure that his ghost will forgive me for thus bringing together these magnificently scarifying poems.' The poems are arranged as far as possible in the order of their composition, and the reader can compare them with the poet's movements by means of the Biographical Table which is included. Fourteen of the poems in this volume were published for the first time in the 1983 edition of this work. Sassoon's stature is now assured and recognized. This volume contains the poetry on which his reputation rests
 
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The war poems of Siegfried Sassoon
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Memoirs of a fox-hunting manThe war poems of Siegfried SassoonCollected poems, 1908-1956Sherston's progressCollected poemsThe complete memoirs of George SherstonCounter-attack, and other poemsSelected poemsThe war poems
Alternative Names

controlled identityKain, Saul, 1886-1967

controlled identityLyre, Pinchbeck, 1886-1967

Author of Memoirs of a fox-hunting man

Author of Memoirs of a fox-hunting man 1886-1967

Kain, Saul.

Lyre, Pinchbeck.

Lyre, Pinchbeck, 1886-1967

Memoirs of a fox-hunting man Author of

Memoirs of a fox-hunting man, Author of 1886-1967

S. S 1886-1967

S. S. (Siegfried Sassoon), 1886-1967

Sashûn, Sigmund.

Sassoon, Siegfried

Sassoon, Siegfried L. 1886-1967

Sassoon, Siegfried Loraine

Sassoon, Siegfried Loraine 1886-1967

Sassoon, Siegfried Lorraine.

Sassoon, Siegfried Lorraine 1886-1967

Sherston 1886-1967

Siegfried Sassoon

Siegfried Sassoon 1886-1967

Siegfried Sassoon angol költő, naplóíró

Siegfried Sassoon britischer Dichter und Erzähler

Siegfried Sassoon Brits journalist

Siegfried Sassoon escriptor i soldat anglès

Siegfried Sassoon escritor y poeta británico

Siegfried Sassoon poeta angielski

Siegfried Sassoon poeta inglese

Siegfried Sassoon poète et écrivain anglais

Зіґфрід Сассун

Сассун, Зигфрид

סיגפריד ששון סופר בריטי

ששון, סיגפריד

زیقفرید ساسون

زیگفرید ساسون

سيغفريد ساسون

지그프리드 사순

ジークフリード・サスーン

西格里夫·萨松

Languages
English (1,197)

German (3)

French (2)

Italian (1)

Polish (1)

Hebrew (1)

Dutch (1)