|Title:||The Weald of Youth|
|Publisher:||Faber and Faber Limited|
|Tags:||autobiography, memoir, non-fiction|
An utterly gorgeous portrait of the artist as an awkward young man, struggling to find his muse amidst his conflicting passions for Sport and Poetry. In this memoir of his time before the war gave structure and clarity to his life, Siegfried encounters some of the great literary and sporting characters of his day and recounts his adventures in late Edwardian London.—Luis @ Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Sassoon, Siegfried
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) was a British author and poet. His notoriety began as a war poet, writing first hand from the trenches of the western front where he fought as a soldier in the army. His bleak realism was ignored at the time unlike other patriotic poets but achieved better recognition after the war. His later poetry began to echo his spiritual searches which eventually led him to convert to Catholicism in 1957. He also achieved success in prose writing. He published a semi-autobiographical trilogy: Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man (1928), Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1930), and Sherston's Progress (1936). He also published an autobiography, The Old Century and Seven More Years (1938) which was his own personal favourite. (Oxford Companion to English Literature).
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