Siegfried Sassoon went to the wars and tried to give an honest account of it. He was not in favour of the experience for normal humans and he gave a very influential account of his experience. The second volume of Sassoon's fictionalized memoir covers a good bit of his military service during the First World War and concludes with his decision to write his famous soldier's statement, and Siegfried Sassoon. The second volume of Siegfried Sassoon's semiautobiographical George Sherston trilogy picks up shortly after Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man : in , with the young Sherston deep in the trenches of WWI.
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This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Memoirs of an Infantry Officer , pp. Google Scholar. Brian Finney, The Inner I. Edmund Blunden, Undertones of War Harmondsworth, , p.
When Graves published his Lawrence and the Arabs in , he wrote to Edmund Gosse asking him if he would not like to review the book. Sassoon considered this a reprehensible form of log-rolling.
Shortly after the death of Thomas Hardy in January , Graves wrote to Sassoon asking him if he might be interested in writing a short and lively biography. In Broken Images , pp. Though Raine gives some pertinent examples, he apparently takes Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man to be a volume of straight autobiography, completely disregarding its finer points. The Great War and Modern Memory , p. Jon Silkin, Out of Battle , p. Goodbye to All That , pp. In Broken Images , p. Personalised recommendations.
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Memoirs of an Infantry Officer
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer is a novel by Siegfried Sassoon , first published in It is a fictionalised account of Sassoon's own life during and immediately after World War I. Soon after its release, it was heralded as a classic and was even more successful than its predecessor, Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. Sassoon's account of his experiences in the trenches during World War I, between the spring of and the summer of , creates a picture of a physically brave but self-effacing and highly insecure individual. The narrative moves from the trenches to the Fourth Army School, to Morlancourt and a raid, then to and through the Somme. The narrator , George Sherston, is wounded when a piece of shrapnel shell passes through his lung after he incautiously sticks his head over the parapet at the Battle of Arras in He is sent home to convalesce and, while there, arranges to have lunch with the Editor of an anti-war newspaper, the Unconservative Weekly.