From Library Journal
Moeyes (English, Hogeschool voor Economische Studies, Amsterdam) has written the first comprehensive critical study of the work of English writer Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) since his death. Moeyes's biographical approach makes extensive use of Sassoon's diaries and letters, showing how the work reflects Sassoon's ideas and experiences, with the notable exception of his homosexuality. Sassoon is usually remembered as a World War I poet, but Moeyes believes that, though he lacked the kind of creative imagination that makes a first-rate fiction writer, he was a better prose writer than poet. He was at his best describing his childhood and middle-class country life before World War I, as in the autobiographical novel Memoirs of Fox-Hunting Man and the autobiography Seven More Years. Moeyes has nicely resurrected a nearly lost literary figure. Recommended for academic British literature collections and where interest in Sassoon warrants.?Judy Mimken, Boise P.L., Ind.
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