Sassoon and Graves
On the Trail of the Poets of the Great War
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Sassoon and Graves by Helen McPhail
Book DescriptionThe war memoirs of these two officers with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers have never been out of print since their first publication. Both men won instant and enduring fame with these very different narratives, which made them two of the most influential participants in shaping later attitudes to the war. Graves gave offence in many quarters with his factual inaccuracies and/or slurs on various units of the British Army. Sassoon's nostalgic evocation of his cricketing and fox-hunting background contrast with the detailed narrative of personalities and life in the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Arras. The thinly disguised names of real fellow officers are unravelled to help illustrate Sassoon's poetry and actions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850528381
(216mm x 135mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Helen McPhail
Edmund Blunden, Paperback (March 1999)View all books by Helen McPhail
The book follows the war career of this first world war poet. Details of maps, military diaries, photographs and modern roads to guide the visitor through the events, describing the sufferings of battle and trench life.
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Author Biography - Helen McPhail
By the authors of Battleground Europe books on Wilfred Owen, Edmund Blunden and the St Ouentin.
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