Complete collection of this noted poet and essayist, whose memoirs were published about a year ago. Many of the poems herein appeared in volumes now out of print. Sassoon won his earliest fame as poet of World War I in Counter-Attack, in which he startled a world still thinking of war in terms of plumes and drums, by his description of war's disgusting brutality. Written at white heat of emotion, Counter-Attack still provides the most vivid and best verse for this volume, which includes Picture Show, Satirical Poems, and several other groups. In his later verse, Sassoon loses some of his force and intensity, but develops a gentle wit and agreeable lyrical quality, in the best English tradition.