TAN Direction Episode 26: Siegfried Sassoon


Episode 26: Siegfried Sassoon

This episode focuses on Siegfried Sassoon, a 20th-century poet and a convert to Catholicism, born into wealth and known for his anti-war sentiments during World War I. Sassoon, part of the Sassoon family, critiqued the war’s conduct, leading to his public declaration against it and subsequent confinement. Learn about his friendship with fellow war poet Wilfred Owen, his post-war writings, and his eventual conversion to Catholicism in 1957. Joseph Pearce discusses Sassoon’s impact, his later focus on religious poetry, and introduces a dramatic presentation, “Death Comes to the War Poets,” celebrating his life and work.

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Joseph Pearce is an English-born writer and convert to the Catholic Faith who lives in the USA. He is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, and series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions. He is the author of numerous books, including the TAN Books best-seller Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith.

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