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Good-bye to All That

Graves, Robert, 1895-1985 (Paperback - 1998)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Good-bye to All That
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"English author Robert Graves says goodbye to England, family, friends, and a way of life."
Authors: Graves, Robert, 1895-1985
Title: Good-bye to all that
Published: New York : Vintage International, 1998.
Edition: New. ed., rev., with a prologue and an epilogue.
Characteristics: xii, 347 pages ;,21 cm
Notes: Subtitle on cover: An autobiography.
Summary: "English author Robert Graves says goodbye to England, family, friends, and a way of life."
Local Note: 1
ISBN: 9780385093309
0385093306
Branch Call Number: B GRA
Statement of Responsibility: Robert Graves ; introduction by Paul Fussell
Subject Headings: Graves, Robert, 1895-1985. Authors, English 20th century. World War, 1914-1918 Personal narratives, British.
Topical Term: Authors, English
World War, 1914-1918
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Jun 30, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

English poet, translator, novelist ("I, Claudius"), and man of letters Robert Graves's celebrated autobiography dwells largely on his service in World War I, but also discusses his upbringing, his unhappy school days, and his post-war years. Wry, observant, and understated, this is a textbook example of how to write a good memoir and his unsentimental views of war, heroism, and British values, which caused some controversy, is refreshing. Graves's literary career brought him into contact with many luminaries, including T.E. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, George "Everest" Mallory, H.G. Wells, and fellow poet and veteran Siegfried Sassoon. You might also like Pat Barker's novel "Regeneration."

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