Revelatory Sassoon papers to be auctioned

A significant collection of literary manuscripts by Siegfried Sassoon are to be sold through Bonhams.  Of particular note is the manuscript of Sassoon’s poem ‘Atrocities’ which reveals how much the language of the poem was toned down before its publication.  The amendments have much to say about the gulf between how the general public and returning soldiers understood the realities of the battlefield during World War I.

You can read the full article in The Guardian.

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