Siegfried Sassoon

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Books containing articles or references about Sassoon made during his lifetime

Title:

Some Diversions of a Man of Letters

Author:

Edmund Gosse

Publisher:

Heinemann

Date:

1919

Description:

“Some Soldier Poets”

Title:

Books and their Writers

Author:

S. P. B. Mais

Publisher:

Grant Richards Ltd.

Date:

1920

Description:

Chapter about Sassoon and his poetry

Title:

Twenty-Four Portraits Second Series

Author:

William Rothenstein

Publisher:

Chatto & Windus

Date:

1923

Description:

Sketch and one page description

Title:

Leaves and Fruit

Author:

Edmund Gosse

Publisher:

Heinemann

Date:

1927

Description:

“Mr Sassoon’s Satires”

Title:

From Surtees to Sassoon

Author:

F. J. Harvey Darton

Publisher:

Morley & Mitchell Kennerley Jr.

Date:

1931

Description:

Criticism and appreciation of Sassoon’s work

Title:

The Mind’s Eye

Author:

Edmund Blunden

Publisher:

Jonathan Cape

Date:

1934

Description:

Chapter on Sassoon’s poetry

Title:

The Georgian Literary Scene

Author:

Frank Swinnerton

Publisher

William Heinemann Ltd.

Date:

1935

Description:

Comments on the ‘Georgian Poets.’

Title:

The Letters of T. E. Lawrence

Author:

Edited by David Garnett

Publisher

Jonathan Cape

Date:

1938

Description:

Two letters

Title:

H.R.L. Sheppard - Life and Letters

Author:

R. Ellis Roberts

Publisher

John Murray

Date:

1942

Description:

Reference to Sassoon assisting with Peace Pledge Union protest

Title:

The Literature of England A.D. 500-1942

Author:

William Entwistle and Eric Gillett

Publisher

Longmans, Green and Co.

Date:

1943

Description:

Reference to Sassoon’s poetry and works.

Title:

FONTAINE 37-40 Aspects De La Litterature Anglaise De 1918 A 1940

Author:

 

Publisher

Fontaine

Date:

1944

Description:

References Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man and short bibliography

Title:

The Albatross Book Catalogue

Author:

 

Publisher:

Albatross

Date:

1947

Description:

Book catalogue feature on Siegfried’s Journey

Title

Laughter in the Next Room

Author:

Sir Osbert Sitwell

Publisher:

Little Brown and Company

Date:

1948

Description:

Memoirs

Title

An Introduction to English Literature

Author:

John Mulgan and D.M. Davin

Publisher:

Oxford

Date:

1950 (reprint, first edition 1947)

Description:

Brief comment on Sassoon’s poetry and prose in comparison to Owen

Title:

Osbert Sitwell

Author:

Roger Fulford

Publisher:

Longmans, Green & Co.

Date:

1951

Description:

Short biography of Osbert Sitwell

Title:

War Poets 1914-1918

Author:

Edmund Blunden

Publisher:

Longmans, Green & Co. Ltd.

Date:

1958

Description:

Chapter on Siegfried Sassoon

Title:

Edward Marsh - Patron of the Arts- A Biography

Author:

Christopher Hassall

Publisher:

Longmans

Date:

1959

Description:

Biography of Edward Marsh

Title:

The Georgian Revolt

Author:

Robert H. Ross

Publisher:

Faber and Faber

Date:

1967

Description:

Rise and Fall of a Poetic Ideal 1910 - 1922

Title:

A Bibliography of Siegfried Sassoon

Author:

Geoffrey Keynes

Publisher:

Rupert Hart-Davis

Date:

1962

Description:

Sassoon’s bibliography

Title:

Bibliotheca Bibliographici

Author:

Geoffrey Keynes

Publisher:

The Trianon Press

Date:

1964

Description:

The Library of Geoffrey Keynes (Sassoon Books)

Title:

Harold Monro & The Poetry Bookshop

Author:

Joy Grant

Publisher:

Routledge and Kegan Paul

Date:

1967

Description:

Sassoon’s involvement with the publisher

Title:

Siegfried Sassoon - a Critical Study

Author:

Michael Thorpe

Publisher:

Oxford University Press

Date:

1967

Description:

Critical study of Sassoon’s work

From Surtees to SassoonFrom Surtees To Sassoon, by F. J. Harvey Darton,  published in 1931 by Morley & Mitchell Kennerley Jr. This is a very interesting book, not least for the fact that it is in such wonderful condition. The pages appear to be almost unread and very bright, the red staining to the page tops is perfect and the dustjacket is excellent which is always a bonus.

The author discusses England through the writings of great poets, looking at both their prose and poetry. He talks about the ‘young’ Sassoon as he was at the time (1931), and the effects his upbringing and war experiences had on his writing. Also, how he was able to so expertly conjure up the past through his Fox Hunting Man and Infantry Officer memoirs, using quotes and also passages from his poetry.

This is another book uncollated by Keynes, who attempted to list all books in which Sassoon made a contribution. A task which it seems to me, can never be completed.

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