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Regeneration


by Pat Barker

Frontispiece picture of the author from '1914 & other Poems' by Rupert Brooke. The profile is from a 1913 photograph by Sherril Schell.
Text:
Rupert Brooke
1913
From a photograph by Sherril Schell

Frontispiece picture of the author from '1914 & other Poems' by Rupert Brooke. The profile is from a 1913 photograph by Sherril Schell.

Siegfried Sassoon, British poet, author, Second Lieutenant in the Royal Welch Fusiliers (R.W.F.), and recipient of the Military Cross for gallantry in action was wounded in April, 1917, and by mid-June had concluded that the war begun 'as a war of defence and liberation, [had] become a war of aggression and conquest.' In October he was at Craiglockhart, a psychiatric facility in Scotland, and under the care of W. H. R. Rivers. There he met the poet Wilfred Owen and edited some of his poems, a relationship at the heart of Regeneration, the first book of Pat Barker's WWI trilogy of the same name.

British poet Wilfred Owen was a Second Lieutenant in the 5th Manchesters. Owen's unit was in the line in Serre, immediately north of Beaumont-Hamel in the Somme sector.

Publisher: Plume, 1993

Copyright: Pat Barker, 1991

Other books by Pat Barker (2)

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The Eye in the Door Fiction - non-participant
The Ghost Road Fiction - non-participant