Robert von Ranke Graves

Standard Name: Graves, Robert von Ranke
Used Form: Robert Graves


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Characters Pat Barker
Barker opens with the text of Finished with the War, A Soldier's Declaration, issued in July 1917 by the writer Siegfried Sassoon , one of her real-life characters.
Barker, Pat. Regeneration. Viking-Penguin.
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She alternates scenes of...
Cultural formation Laura Riding
As an American living in England in 1928 she was said by an American friend, Polly Antell , to have become very English,
Friedmann, Elizabeth. A Mannered Grace. Persea Books.
while Nancy Cunard thought her very tense, dominating, and quietly American...
Education Elizabeth Jennings
At university as at school, she was a voracious reader of poetry, feeling the influence in particular of John Donne , Gerard Manley Hopkins , and Robert Graves .
Blackwell’s Online Bookshop.
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Education Anne Enright
AE bought her first book at thirteen, with the book-token prize for a schools radio quiz. She looked—very carefully—at every volume on the shelves of a Dublin bookshop before choosingThe Greek Myths by Robert Graves
Family and Intimate relationships Laura Riding
Her first marriage, on 2 November 1920, while she was still an undergraduate at Cornell, was to historian Louis Gottschalk (then a graduate student).
Friedmann, Elizabeth. A Mannered Grace. Persea Books.
By August 1924 they felt that their marriage had converted...
Family and Intimate relationships Laura Riding
In probably February 1924 LR began a brief but passionate affair with writer Allen Tate , whom she called Alastor after Shelley 's poem of that title. After her first marriage ended in divorce, LR
Family and Intimate relationships Laura Riding
LR was now the sexual and intellectual partner of Schuyler Jackson .
Seymour, Miranda. “The Hand from the Grave”. Lives for Sale: Biographers’ Tales, edited by Mark Bostridge, Continuum, pp. 191-5.
Her recent biographer Elizabeth Friedmann writes that she had discovered Graves to have fallen short in dedication to the work of uncovering...
Fictionalization Laura Riding
Critic Jerome McGann asserts that LR , while making no claim to transcendent poetic power, makes poetry out of her own power to rise above her subject. In this he associates her with Felicia Hemans
Friends, Associates Ruth Fainlight
RF and Alan Sillitoe made the acquaintance of the poet Robert Graves in Mallorca. For some years they were regular guests at Graves's parties, and they continued to visit him in Mallorca until at...
Friends, Associates Edith Sitwell
Beginning her editorship of Wheels, ES made other friendships, including those with Nancy Cunard , Nina Hamnett (whom she describes as generous and courageous), Walter Sickert (whose generosity and sense of fun she celebrates),...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Daryush
Through her mother's cousin Roger Fry , ED as a girl met many distinguished people as the friends and guests of her parents: W. B. Yeats , Ezra Pound , Henry Newbolt , Mary Coleridge
Health Laura Riding
After talking all night at 35 St Peter's Square, Hammersmith, with her intimates Robert Graves , Nancy Nicholson , and Geoffrey Phibbs , LR jumped from her bedroom window four storeys up.
Friedmann, Elizabeth. A Mannered Grace. Persea Books.
Instructor Ruth Fainlight
RF later said that half a dozen encounters with Robert Graves when he was in the process of composing a poem and showed her what he was doing, was the closest she ever came to...
Intertextuality and Influence Vera Brittain
She originally planned to write a novel based on her wartime experiences, but in November 1929, after having read the war memoirs of Edmund Blunden , Siegfried Sassoon , and Robert Graves , she began...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Manning
This book brought AM great success, and she continued throughout her career to identify herself as its author. Henry Fothergill Chorley , reviewing it for the Athenæum two years after publication, said mutedly that it...


From early summer 1915: Garsington Manor, near Oxford, the home of...

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From early summer 1915

Garsington Manor, near Oxford, the home of Lady Ottoline and Philip Morrell , became a centre for many pacifists, conscientious objectors, and non-pacifist critics of the war.

1928-9: Historian A. J. P. Taylor notes that many...

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Historian A. J. P. Taylor notes that many influential books on the horrors of the First World War appeared during these years.

1929: As well as Richard Aldington's Death of a...

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As well as Richard Aldington 's Death of a Hero, this year saw publication of Erich Maria Remarque 's All Quiet on the Western Front and Robert Graves 's Goodbye to All That.

18 November 1929: Robert Graves's First World War autobiography...

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18 November 1929

Robert Graves 's First World WarautobiographyGoodbye to All That was published in London.

May 1934: Robert Graves's historical novel I, Claudius,...

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May 1934

Robert Graves 's historicalnovelI, Claudius, narrated in the first person by a Roman emperor whose reputation with posterity was that of an idiot, was published to enthusiastic reviews.


Riding, Laura, and Robert von Ranke Graves. A Pamphlet Against Anthologies. Jonathan Cape, 1928.
Riding, Laura, and Robert von Ranke Graves. A Survey of Modernist Poetry. Heinemann, 1927.
Riding, Laura, and Robert von Ranke Graves, editors. Epilogue: A Critical Summary. Seizin Press; Constable; Chatto and Windus.
Graves, Robert von Ranke. The White Goddess. Faber and Faber, 1948.