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A War of Friendship: Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon

Fran Brearton

in The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199559602
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199559602.013.0012

Series: Oxford Handbooks of Literature

 A War of Friendship: Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon

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This chapter identifies ways that the relation between Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon may be reinterpreted, questioning the ‘integrity’ and the implications of imaginative appropriations and critical evaluations of the war poets. It rethinks the significance of Graves and Sassoon's contribution and revision of a genre of war poetry, and also studies the aesthetic differences and similarities between Graves and Sassoon.

Keywords: Robert Graves; Siegfried Sassoon; imaginative appropriations; critical evaluations; revision; war poetry genre; aesthetic differences; aesthetic similarities

Article.  9311 words. 

Subjects: Literature ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets) ; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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