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The Resource Robert Graves : from Great War poet to Good-bye to all that (1895-1929), Jean Moorcroft Wilson

Robert Graves : from Great War poet to Good-bye to all that (1895-1929), Jean Moorcroft Wilson

Label
Robert Graves : from Great War poet to Good-bye to all that (1895-1929)
Title
Robert Graves
Title remainder
from Great War poet to Good-bye to all that (1895-1929)
Statement of responsibility
Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The writer and poet Robert Graves suppressed virtually all of the poems he had published during and just after the First World War. Until his son, William Graves, reprinted almost all the Poems About War in 1988, Graves's status as a 'war poet' seems to have depended mainly on his prose memoir (and bestseller) Goodbye to All That. None of the previous biographies written on Graves, however excellent, attempt to deal with this paradox in any depth. Robert Graves the war poet and the suppressed poems themselves have been largely neglected--until now. Jean Moorcroft Wilson, celebrated biographer of poets Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg and Edward Thomas, relates Graves's fascinating life during this period, his experiences in the war, his being left for dead at the battle of the Somme, his leap from a third-storey window after his lover Laura Riding's even more dramatic jump from the fourth storey, his move to Spain and his final 'goodbye' to 'all that.' In this deeply-researched new book, containing startling material never before brought to light, Dr. Moorcroft Wilson traces not only Graves's compelling life, but also the development of his poetry during the First World War, his thinking about the conflict and his shifting attitude towards it. [This book] sheds new light on the life, prose and poetry of Graves, without which the story of Great War poetry is incomplete."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Jean Moorcroft
Dewey number
  • 821/.912092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6013.R35
LC item number
Z96 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Graves, Robert
  • Authors, English
  • Poets, English
  • Graves, Robert
  • Graves, Robert
  • Poets, English
  • Authors, English
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
Label
Robert Graves : from Great War poet to Good-bye to all that (1895-1929), Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'A mixed litter' -- Victorian beginnings and an Edwardian education (1895-1909) -- Charterhouse: 'the public school spirit' (1909-12) -- Charterhouse: of cherry-whisky and other matters (1912-14) -- 'On finding myself a soldier' (August 1914-May 1915) -- 'These soul-deadening trenches' (May-July 1915) -- The battle of Loos (August-October 1915) -- Siegfried Sassoon and a recipe for rum punch (October 1915-March 1916) -- The road to High Wood (March-July 1916) -- The survivor (July 1916-February 1917) -- A change of direction (March-June 1917) -- A protest, Craiglockhart and 'a capable farmer's boy' (June-July 1917) -- The fairy and the fusilier (October 1917-January 1918) -- Babes in the wood (January 1918-January 1919) -- A poet on Parnassus (January-October 1919) -- Oxford and 'pier-glass hauntings' (October 1919-March 1921) -- 'Roots down into a cabbage patch' (1921-5) -- From psychology to philosophy and beyond -- Into the unknown: Cairo and Laura Riding (January-June 1926) -- The world well lost (June 1926-April 1927) -- 'Free love corner' (May 1927- October 1928) -- 'Like the plot of a Russian novel' (February-April 1929) -- 'A doom-echoing shout' (26 April-June 1929) -- Good-bye to all that (June-November 1929)
Control code
1019972307
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 461 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472929143
Lccn
2018439351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978798484
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1019972307
Label
Robert Graves : from Great War poet to Good-bye to all that (1895-1929), Jean Moorcroft Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'A mixed litter' -- Victorian beginnings and an Edwardian education (1895-1909) -- Charterhouse: 'the public school spirit' (1909-12) -- Charterhouse: of cherry-whisky and other matters (1912-14) -- 'On finding myself a soldier' (August 1914-May 1915) -- 'These soul-deadening trenches' (May-July 1915) -- The battle of Loos (August-October 1915) -- Siegfried Sassoon and a recipe for rum punch (October 1915-March 1916) -- The road to High Wood (March-July 1916) -- The survivor (July 1916-February 1917) -- A change of direction (March-June 1917) -- A protest, Craiglockhart and 'a capable farmer's boy' (June-July 1917) -- The fairy and the fusilier (October 1917-January 1918) -- Babes in the wood (January 1918-January 1919) -- A poet on Parnassus (January-October 1919) -- Oxford and 'pier-glass hauntings' (October 1919-March 1921) -- 'Roots down into a cabbage patch' (1921-5) -- From psychology to philosophy and beyond -- Into the unknown: Cairo and Laura Riding (January-June 1926) -- The world well lost (June 1926-April 1927) -- 'Free love corner' (May 1927- October 1928) -- 'Like the plot of a Russian novel' (February-April 1929) -- 'A doom-echoing shout' (26 April-June 1929) -- Good-bye to all that (June-November 1929)
Control code
1019972307
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 461 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472929143
Lccn
2018439351
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978798484
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1019972307

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