Quotation by Rebecca West

The trouble about soldiers in Mr. Siegfried Sassoon's poetry ... is that they are the kind of people who in a railroad train have to travel with their backs to the engine. Peace can have but few corners softly padded enough for such sensitives.
Rebecca West (1892–1983), British author. The Strange Necessity, ch. 4 (1928).

Sassoon (1886-1967), a British novelist and autobiographer as well as poet, had been an officer in World War I and wrote a good deal of anti-war poetry.
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