Robert Graves

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Graves, Robert

 

Born July 26, 1895, in London. English writer and critic.

Graves fought in World War I (1914–18), and his wartime impressions are reflected in his early poems and the autobiographical antiwar work Good-Bye to All That (1929). In later collections of poetry he broke with reality. He published the historical novels I, Claudius (1934) and Claudius the God (1934) and theoretical and critical works on English poetry. From 1961 to 1966, Graves was professor of poetry at Oxford University. His translation of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was published in 1967.

WORKS

Collected Poems. London, 1965.
Poetic Craft and Principle: Lectures and Talks. London, 1967.

REFERENCES

Kirkham, M. The Poetry of Robert Graves. London, 1969.
Higginson. F. H. A Bibliography of the Works of Robert Graves. London. 1966.

N. P. MIKHAL’SKAIA