Sassoon scripts accessible online

first_imgA collection of the manuscripts of Siegfried Sassoon is freely available online as of the Armistice Day this year.The collection focuses on the poet’s war poetry, with highlights including variants of key war poetry anthologies and will be part of Oxford University’s ‘First World War Poetry Digital Archive’.“Siegfried Sassoon ranked alongside Wilfred Owen as the most widely read of all of the poets of the First World War”, said Dr Stuart Lee, Director of the Archive. “It is fascinating being able to see the corrections and crossings-out he made to the manuscripts, invaluable to researchers studying the literature of the War, and provides a rich resource to enhance both teaching and learning of the period.”Matthew Parvin, a first-year English student at Jesus commented, “It’s amazing being able to see such famous works as they were originally written, whenever and wherever you want. The manuscripts really emphasize the humanity of Sassoon, as well as giving an incite into his thoughts and how his works were created.”last_img read more