Siegfried sassoon is best remembered for his angry and compassionate poems of the first world war which brought him public and critical acclaim avoiding the sentimentality and jingoism of many war poets sassoon wrote of the horror and brutality of trench warfare and contemptuously satirized generals politicians and churchmen for their incompetence and blind support of the war. The war poems of siegfried sassoon siegfried sassoon on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers an unabridged edition with sixty four poems to include but not limited to prelude the troops dreamers the redeemer trench duty wirers break of day a working party stand to good friday morning in the pink the hero before the battle the road two hundred years . Siegfried sassoon was perhaps the most innocent of the war poets john hildebidle has called sassoon the accidental hero born into a wealthy jewish family in 1886 sassoon lived the pastoral life of a young squire fox hunting playing cricket golfing and writing romantic verses. Siegfried sassoons aptly titled war poems compiled by rupert hart davis is less a book of poetry than a guided tour through the muck duckboards and barbed wire of no mans land sassoon was a paradox as a human being a sensitive and cultivated man and a world famous poet when still in his twenties he was also a ferocious fighter on the . Siegfried sassoon 1886 1967 by the time his first collection of war poems the old huntsman was published in may 1917 his tone had become predominantly angry his style largely satiric establishing him in poems like blighters the one legged man and they as one of the most influential and historically important
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