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Collected Poems includes Sassoon’s bleakly realistic war poetry. His post war poetry shows the beginnings of his spiritual exploration. Of note is the muted poetry cycle, “Vigils”. Published in 1947, this collection of 246 poems includes not only his War Poems and Counter-Attack poems but also The Old Huntsman and collections titled: Lyrical Poems, Satirical Poems, Picture-Show, The Heart’s Journey, The Road to Ruin, Vigils, and Rhymed Ruminations. [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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