Sassoon, Siegfried Lorraine

   English poet and novelist. Siegfried was a descendant of the famous SASSOON FAMILY of Bombay, his grandfather David having been the first one to settle in England. His mother was non-Jewish and he was brought up as an Anglican. He was one of the generation of young English poets over-whelmed in the mud and blood of Flanders in World War I. He published two volumes of war poems, reflecting the bitter reality of that experience. Among his later works were two novels with an autobiographical basis, Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man (1928), and Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1930).

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  • SASSOON, SIEGFRIED LORRAINE — (1886–1967), English poet and novelist. The son of Alfred Ezra Sassoon, of the famous sassoon family, and his wife, the daughter of Thomas Thorneycroft, a prominent gentile sculptor, Siegfried Sassoon was educated at Marlborough and Cambridge. He …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sassoon,Siegfried Lorraine — Sas·soon (sə so͞onʹ, să ), Siegfried Lorraine. 1886 1967. British writer known for his antiwar poems, based on his combat experience in World War I, and for his fictionalized three volume autobiography, first published as The Memoirs of George… …   Universalium

  • Sassoon, Siegfried (Lorraine) —  (1886–1967) British poet. satellite …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • SASSOON — SASSOON, family of Jewish merchants, philanthropists, and men of letters, originally from baghdad ; its members rose to great influence and affluence first in India and then in England and China. The founder of the family was SHEIKH SASSOON B.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sassoon —   [sə suːn], Siegfried Lorraine, englischer Schriftsteller, * Brenchley (County Kent) 8. 9. 1886, ✝ Heytesbury (County Wiltshire) 1. 9. 1967; nahm als Freiwilliger am Ersten Weltkrieg teil. Die Auseinandersetzung mit der Kriegserfahrung, die… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Sassoon — [sa so͞on′] Siegfried (Lorraine) 1886 1967; Eng. writer & poet …   English World dictionary

  • Sassoon Family —    ‘The ROTHSCHILDS of the East’. The founder of the family was Sheik Sassoon ibn Salah (1750–1830), who was head of the Jewish community in Baghdad for forty years. For more than two centuries the family produced men of wealth and learning. Its… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Sassoon — biographical name Siegfried Lorraine 1886 1967 English writer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Sassoon — /səˈsun/ (say suh soohn) noun Siegfried Lorraine /sɪgˌfrid lɔˈreɪn/ (say sig.freed law rayn), 1886–1967, British soldier, poet, and writer …   Australian English dictionary

  • World War I — This article is about the major war of 1914–1918. For other uses, see World War One (disambiguation) and Great War (disambiguation). World War I …   Wikipedia

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