Siegfried Sassoon

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Poetry and pretence: the phoney Native American who fooled Bloomsbury set
A new book reveals how the Canadian war poet Frank Prewett deceived his lover Siegfried Sassoon and the literary elite

Donna Ferguson

02, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Landmark poems of the last century
Far from being elitist, poetry in the last 100 years has been defined by an urgent desire to communicate. Here are five poems that each illuminate their age

John Burnside

03, Oct, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That – review
Jean Moorcroft Wilson’s commanding new biography reveals the poet to be a slipperier character than we imagined

Matthew Adams

12, Aug, 2018 @8:00 AM

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How well do you know literary friendships? – quiz
A century after Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen began an inspiring friendship, we’re testing you on book pals, from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to Harper Lee and Truman Capote

Alison Flood

17, Aug, 2017 @3:17 PM

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My uncle Siegfried: Sister Jessica Gatty on her life-changing friendship with the great war poet
Siegfried Sassoon’s intense friendship with his niece caused a family fallout and led to her becoming a nun. As new opera Silver Birch explores the writer’s life and beliefs, we meet her in her convent

Joanna Moorhead

25, Jul, 2017 @5:08 PM

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Pop-up events showcase rare literary treasures around the globe
This Thursday, antiquarian book fairs will spring up in locations the world over – from a woolshed in the Australian bush to the top of a Chicago skyscraper. Here is all you need to know, plus some of the rarest specimens you might bump into

Marta Bausells

22, Apr, 2015 @3:40 PM

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Not About Heroes review – engaging account of war poetry in the making
Stephen MacDonald’s first world war piece dramatises Siegfried Sassoon’s creative impact on Wilfred Owen, writes Alfred Hickling

Alfred Hickling

18, Nov, 2014 @3:53 PM

Bob Miller, the man who lived a dozen lives while doing good

Farewell to a remarkable Dagenham schoolfriend

Roy Greenslade

16, Sep, 2014 @7:30 AM

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Why we need literature to remember the first world war

Teenage site member alannahbee argues that we need literature, not facts and figures, to help young people fully understand that the war was fought by people just like them


04, Aug, 2014 @7:00 AM

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Top 10 war poems
This week marks a century since the outbreak of the first world war. Chosen from 1,000 years of English writing about war, poet and Oxford professor Jon Stallworthy selects some of the best attempts to think through this most extreme of human experiences

Jon Stallworthy

30, Jul, 2014 @12:00 PM

Mirror honours first world war fallen with poetry supplement

Celebrities read poems in online video

Roy Greenslade

27, Jul, 2014 @3:03 PM

The 10 best recordings of poets

Andrew Motion chooses his favourite poems read aloud by those who write them

Andrew Motion

06, Jun, 2014 @3:00 PM

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