Siegfried Sassoon | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Winfield Townley Scott

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Siegfried Sassoon.
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Critical Essay by Winfield Townley Scott

SOURCE: "'Youth That Dying—'," in Poetry, Vol. LXXIV, No. 1, April, 1949, pp. 41-3.

Scott was an American poet, editor, and educator noted for his biographical and story poems. In the following review of Sasson's Collected Poems, Scott finds the volume to be emblematic of the English generation that came of age in the first half of the twentieth century.

The fortunate juxtaposition of era and literary genius is a theory which most of us assume to be true. There seems to be some evidence for it; the height of Greek civilization, the Elizabethan era in England are among the familiar examples. It is perhaps less frequently noted, though the instances must be plentiful, in its minor but no less obvious emanations. Siegfried Sassoon's poems of the first World War are such an instance...

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