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Poems About War Paperback – July 3, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1559210300 ISBN-10: 1559210303

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Best known to general readers as the author of I, Claudius and Goodbye to All That , his superb memoir of World War II, Graves is an important figure in 20th-century literature. The letters collected here show his interests as a novelist, poet, and mythographer (his eccentric study of Greek myths still makes good reading). Although not a major poet, he was far from an amateur; Poems About War , an uneven volume that includes drafts, contains memorable work comparing favorably with, for example, Wilfred Owen's masterpieces. The selected correspondence will appeal especially to scholars, while the volume of poetry belongs in all collections of serious literature. See also Volume 2 of Richard Graves's biography, Robert Graves: The Years with Laura, 1926-40, reviewed in this issue, p. 100.--Ed.
- Vincent D. Balitas, Allentown Coll., Center Valley, Pa.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"There have been three great poets in our century: Hardy, Yeats--and Robert Graves." -- Martin Seymour-Smith

1915
The Adventure
Armistice Day, 1918
The Assault Heroic
Bazentin, 1916
Big Words
The Bough Of Nonsense
A Child's Nightmare
Corporal Stare
Country At War
A Dead Boche
Dead Cow Farm
The Dead Fox Hunter
A Dedication Of Three Hats
Died Of Wounds
Escape
Familiar Letters To Siegfried Sassoon
The First Funeral
Goliath And David
Hate Not, Fear Not
Haunted
Here They Lie
I Hate The Moon
It's A Queer Time
The Last Post
The Legion
A Letter From Wales
Letter To S.s. From Bryn-y-pin
The Leveller
Limbo
The Morning Before The Battle
The Next War
Night March
Not Dead
An Occasion
On Finding Myself A Soldier
Over The Brazier
The Patchwork Quilt
Peace
Poetic Injustice
'poetry Of World War I' By Robert Graves
Previously Unpublished 1915 - 1918
Recalling War
A Renascence
Retrospect: The Jests Of The Clock
A Rhyme Of Friends
The Savage Story Of Cardonette
Sergeant-major Money
The Shadow Of Death
Sorley's Weather
Sospan Fach (the Little Saucepan)
The Survivor Comes Home
To Lucasta On Going To The Wars For The Fourth Time
To Robert Nichols
Tom Taylor
Trench Life
The Trenches
Two Fusiliers
When I'm Killed
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
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ROBERT GRAVES (1895-1985) was an English poet, translator, and novelist, one of the leading English men of letters in the twentieth century. He fought in World War I and won international acclaim in 1929 with the publication of his memoir of the First World War, Good-bye to All That. After the war, he was granted a classical scholarship at Oxford and subsequently went to Egypt as the first professor of English at the University of Cairo. He is most noted for his series of novels about the Roman emperor Claudius and his works on mythology, such as The White Goddess.

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