Robert Graves

Author: Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472929160
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The writer and poet Robert Graves suppressed virtually all of the poems he had published during and just after the First World War. Until his son, William Graves, reprinted almost all the Poems About War in 1988, Graves's status as a 'war poet' seems to have depended mainly on his prose memoir (and bestseller), Good-bye to All That. None of the previous biographies written on Graves, however excellent, attempt to deal with this paradox in any depth. Robert Graves the war poet and the suppressed poems themselves have been largely neglected – until now. Jean Moorcroft Wilson, celebrated biographer of poets Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg and Edward Thomas, relates Graves's fascinating life during this period, his experiences in the war, his being left for dead at the Battle of the Somme, his leap from a third-storey window after his lover Laura Riding's even more dramatic jump from the fourth storey, his move to Spain and his final 'goodbye' to 'all that'. In this deeply-researched new book, containing startling material never before brought to light, Dr Moorcroft Wilson traces not only Graves's compelling life, but also the development of his poetry during the First World War, his thinking about the conflict and his shifting attitude towards it. Robert Graves: From Great War Poet to Good-bye to All That casts new light on the life, prose and poetry of Graves, without which the story of Great War poetry is incomplete.
Robert Graves
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-09 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The writer and poet Robert Graves suppressed virtually all of the poems he had published during and just after the First World War. Until his son, William Graves, reprinted almost all the Poems About War in 1988, Graves's status as a 'war poet' seems to have depended mainly on his
The Early Poetry of Robert Graves
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Frank L. Kersnowski
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-06 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

Like many men of his generation, poet Robert Graves was indelibly marked by his experience of trench warfare in World War I. The horrific battles in which he fought and his guilt over surviving when so many perished left Graves shell-shocked and disoriented, desperately seeking a way to bridge the
Conversations with Robert Graves
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: Robert Graves
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Interviews reveal the British writer's attitudes towards poetry, fellow writers, work habits, and influences.
New Perspectives on Robert Graves
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Patrick J. Quinn
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

"The book is organized around five distinct themes that include studies on Graves's own literary criticism, offer new insights into his poetry, produce commentary on his often overlooked fictional output, make some reflections on the origins and importance of his White Goddess, and examine some literary crosscurrents that have pollinated
Robert Graves
Language: en
Pages: 285
Authors: D. N. G. Carter
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Carter

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