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Robert Graves By Barber, Claire

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1096-1
Published: 01/10/2016
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Robert Graves was a prolific poet and novelist whose career began with the semi-autobiographical Good-bye to All That (1929) but who became famous after the publication and BBC adaptation of I, Claudius (1934). He was not affiliated with a major literary movement, though many of his works, such as ‘In Broken Images’ (1929), respond to similar modernist concerns as The Waste Land (1922). He had little regard for poets like Ezra Pound and W. B. Yeats, despite the interest in mythology that he shared with Yeats, D. H. Lawrence, and H. D. He was a careful formal craftsman concerned with revision and the preservation of traditional forms, such as the Welsh cynghanedd. Both love and war figure prominently throughout his poetry and prose, particularly in his myth of the White Goddess.

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Barber, Claire. Robert Graves. Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/robert-graves.

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