Siegfried Sassoon(1886-1967)

A selective list of online literary criticism for the English poet of World War I Siegfried Sassoon, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

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introduction and biography

"Siegfried Sassoon." A short introduction to Sassoon, includes him reading his poems "Everyone Sang" and "The Dug-Out." At the UK Poetry Archive.

"Siegfried Sassoon Collection," in the First World War Poetry Digital Archive. A repository of text, images, audio, and video for teaching, learning, and research.

"The War Poets at Craiglockhart." Napier University, Edinburgh. On the facility, formerly a hospital, and the treatment received there by Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. (The hospital and the meeting there of Owen and Sassoon is fictionalized in Pat Barker's Regeneration.)

"Siegfried Sassoon." The diaries and journals kept by Siegfried Sassoon, stretching from 1905 to 1959, available online at the Cambridge University Digital Library.

"New diaries reveal the 'dark secrets' of Siegfried Sassoon's swooning affair." By Jonathan Thompson. On Sassoon's long term love affair with the most flamboyantly gay man of the 1920s, Stephen Tennant. Independent 23 Oct. 2005. Serious Pleasures: The Life of Stephen Tennant (1991). By Philip Hoare. Reviewed in the New York Times.

"Siegfried Sassoon." A biographical introduction to Siegfried Sassoon, includes samples of his poems. Poetry Foundation.

Sillars, Stuart. "British Poetry of World War I," at the Literary Encyclopedia, 2008 [subscription service].

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