Regeneration by Pat Barker

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In 1917, the poet and decorated soldier Siegfried Sassoon made a public declaration urging the British government to end WWI, saying, "I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolonging those sufferings for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust." In response, his superiors declared him mentally unfit and sent him to a psychiatric hospital. In Barker's brilliant reimagining of the event, Sassoon meets with the compassionate Dr. Rivers, and the two men try to discover what it means to be "sane" in a time of war.

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ISBN: 9780142180594
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Published: Plume - December 31st, 2013