Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) was a poet and novelist whose novels include the James Tait Black Award-winning Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man. He is recognized as one of the great poets of World War I and one of the war's most influential opponents.Paul Fussell (1925-2012) was a writer, editor, and historian whose experiences in World War II led to his writing the award-winning classic The Great War and Modern Memory. He was also the editor of the collection Sassoon's Long Journey.
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