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The Resource Siegfried Sassoon : the making of a war poet : a biography, 1886-1918, Jean Moorcroft Wilson

Siegfried Sassoon : the making of a war poet : a biography, 1886-1918, Jean Moorcroft Wilson

Label
Siegfried Sassoon : the making of a war poet : a biography, 1886-1918
Title
Siegfried Sassoon
Title remainder
the making of a war poet : a biography, 1886-1918
Statement of responsibility
Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tells in full detail the story of Siegfried Sassoon, one of the finest poets of the First World War. Until now, there has been no full-scale biography of him despite his immense influence on modern poetry and literature. The long wait for this book now makes it possible to tell his story much more frankly than it would have been at his death thirty years ago. This is particularly true of his struggle to come to terms with his homosexuality, a conflict he wanted to describe himself, but which the law discouraged in his lifetime. With the cooperation of his family and friends and access to an abundance of private and unpublished material, Jean Moorcroft Wilson reveals the first three decades of Siegfried Sassoon's life. A descendant of merchant princes and farmer-artists, a Jew turned Catholic and a husband and father, Sassoon was at once shy and extremely impulsive. He was one of the few War poets whose daring exploits at the Front earned him a Military Cross, as well as the epithet "Mad Jack." Nonetheless, this decorated War hero emerged as one of the angry young poets who denounced the "Old Men" in scathing satires
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Jean Moorcroft
Dewey number
  • 821/.912
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6037.A86
LC item number
Z9 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sassoon, Siegfried
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Poets, English
  • Soldiers
  • War poetry
Label
Siegfried Sassoon : the making of a war poet : a biography, 1886-1918, Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : G. Duckworth, 1998
Bar code
  • 31223053581642
  • 31223053581626
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 583-585) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 600 p.
Isbn
9780415923255
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98052081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
40460031
Label
Siegfried Sassoon : the making of a war poet : a biography, 1886-1918, Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : G. Duckworth, 1998
Bar code
  • 31223053581642
  • 31223053581626
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 583-585) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 600 p.
Isbn
9780415923255
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
98052081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
40460031

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