Poems About War

Poems About War

by Robert Graves
     
 

The poems in this collection establish Robert Graves' reputation as a war poet. (He is one of sixteen poets of World War I commemorated on the stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey.) Yet Graves omitted all of them from his own collections after 1927 in an effort to put the war behind him.

William Graves, his son, has edited this completely new volume,

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The poems in this collection establish Robert Graves' reputation as a war poet. (He is one of sixteen poets of World War I commemorated on the stone in Poet's Corner, Westminster Abbey.) Yet Graves omitted all of them from his own collections after 1927 in an effort to put the war behind him.

William Graves, his son, has edited this completely new volume, including many of the marginal notes from Robert;s library copies. Appendices include bibliographic detail, the publication record, and variant forms of the poems.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559210300
Publisher:
Moyer Bell
Publication date:
07/03/2007
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
4.86(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.34(d)

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