Jean Moorcroft Wilson, Siegfried Sassoon: The Making of a War Poet 1886-1918, (Duckworth, 2002)
Jean Moorcroft Wilson, The Journey from the Trenches 1918-67, (Duckworth, 2003)
Max Egremont, Siegfried Sassoon, (Picador, 2005)
Richard Slobodin, Rivers (Sutton 1997) - short biography of WHR Rivers, which discusses his friendship with/treatment of Sassoon
Robert Graves, Goodbye to All That, (1929, Penguin 1957) - as much a story of Sassoon as of himself...
SOME STANDARD LITERARY CRITICISM:
Paul Fussell, The Great War and Modern Memory (OUP 1975, 2005)
Adrian Caesar, Taking It Like a Man: Suffering, Sexuality and the War Poets (Manchester, 1993)
Tim Kendall, ed. The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry (OUP, 2007)
Jon Silkin, Out of Battle: The Poetry of the Great War (Ark, 1987)
WHERE TO START WITH SASSOON’S OWN WORK
Siegfried Sassoon, The War Poems (still in print, eg. Faber Pocket Poetry 1999)
Siegfried Sassoon, Siegfried’s Journey (out of print) – very short, straight autobiography
Siegfried Sassoon, Memoirs of a Foxhunting Man (out of print) – semi-fictional autobiography
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