Poets of the Great War Audio Cassette Sets (2 Audio Cassettes): Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon…

by Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen

Cambridge University Press | April 10, 1997 | Audio Book (Cassette)

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Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. The series will be extensive and open-ended, and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread. It will include writing in English from various genres and differing times. This Naxos AudioBook cassette recording is appropriate for use with the Cambridge Literature edition.

Format: Audio Book (Cassette)

Dimensions: 5.55 × 4.21 × 0.67 in

Published: April 10, 1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521598141

ISBN - 13: 9780521598149

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 16

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Poets of the Great War Audio Cassette Sets (2 Audio Cassettes): Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon…

by Isaac Rosenberg, Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen

Format: Audio Book (Cassette)

Dimensions: 5.55 × 4.21 × 0.67 in

Published: April 10, 1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0521598141

ISBN - 13: 9780521598149

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Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction. The series will be extensive and open-ended, and will provide school students with a range of edited texts taken from a wide geographical spread. It will include writing in English from various genres and differing times. This Naxos AudioBook cassette recording is appropriate for use with the Cambridge Literature edition.

About the Author

Sassoon is unusual among the generation of World War I poets in that he survived the war and was able to write of it both immediately and retrospectively. Born into a wealthy family, Sassoon grew up steeped in the genteel pleasures of the Edwardian aristocracy. He enlisted as a second lieutenant in World War I, serving in France. Like many poets, Sassoon wrote of the war at first as a noble, chivalric undertaking. But, under the influence of Robert Graves, Sassoon soon developed a more cynical aesthetic. His poem "Repression of War Experience" helps explain the development of his war poetry: It describes the frustration of the soldier trying to communicate the nature of the war to those safe at home and vividly connotes the horror and madness that pervade the soldiers' sustained experience in the trenches. His eventual pacifism and distrust of the military are reflected in his short poem "The General," which blames an uncomprehending and facile wartime leadership for the needless deaths of masses of soldiers. The son of poor immigrants from Lithuania and Russia, Rosenberg spent his youth as an apprentice to an engraver. He attended the Slade School of Art, where he became competent as a portraitist. In 1915, he joined the army, to help support his family, and spent two years in the French trenches. He was killed while on dawn patrol in 1918. His poetry, which reached a mature style and resonance only at the end of his life, starkly and brutally reveals the sensibility of the
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Appropriate for ages: 14 - 16