War Poems

War Poems

by Siegfried Sassoon

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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, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for a jingoism-fuelled war. Sassoon became a focal point for dissent within the armed forces when he made a lone protest against the continuation of the war in his "Soldier's Declaration" of 1917, culminating in his admission to a military psychiatric hospital. (Excerpt from Wikipedia)

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ISBN-13: 9780486834849
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 09/12/2018
Series: Dover Thrift Editions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 875,041
File size: 656 KB

About the Author

The first English soldier-poet to achieve notoriety as an opponent of World War I, Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) ranks alongside Wilfred Owen as one of the most critical poetic voices of the Great War. A literary dilettante before his experiences in the trenches, Sassoon went on to write the acclaimed Sherston novels, a trilogy of fictionalized autobiographies.

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Table of Contents

The Dragon and the Undying
To Victory
When I'm among a Blaze of Lights …
A Mystic as Soldier
The Kiss
The Redeemer
A Subaltern
"In the Pink"
A Working Party
A Whispered Tale
At Carnoy
To His Dead Body
Two Hundred Years After
Stand-to: Good Friday Morning
The One-Legged Man
The Tombstone-Maker
Arms and the Man
Died of Wounds
The Hero
Stretcher Case
The Road
Secret Music
Before the Battle
The Death-Bed
The Last Meeting
A Letter Home
Prelude: The Troops
The Rear-Guard
How to Die
The Effect
Twelve Months After
The Fathers
Base Details
Does It Matter?
Fight to a Finish
Editorial Impressions
Suicide in the Trenches
Glory of Women
Their Frailty
The Hawthorn Tree
The Investiture
Trench Duty
Break of Day
To Any Dead Officer
Sick Leave
Song-Books of the War
Repression of War Experience
The Triumph
Dead Musicians
The Dream
In Barracks
Battalion Relief
The Dug-Out
I Stood With the Dead
In an Underground Dressing-Station
Return of the Heroes
Concert Party
Night on the Convoy
Memorial Tablet
Everyone Sang
Devotion to Duty

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War poems 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ksmyth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am fascinated with Sassoon's World War I story, and hence I have turned to his poetry. His work, often an indictment of the conduct of the war, followed by the disillusionment of his post war poems make interesting and instructive reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago