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Robert Graves biography

Date of birth : 1895-07-24
Date of death : 1985-12-07
Birthplace : Wimbledon, London, England
Nationality : English
Category : Famous Figures
Last modified : 2011-05-30
Credited as : Poet and novelist, Goodbye to All That, Claudius

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Robert Graves was an English poet, translator and novelist. During his long life he produced more than 140 works. Graves' poems—together with his translations and innovative interpretations of the Greek myths, his memoir of his early life, including his role in the First World War, Goodbye to All That, and his historical study of poetic inspiration, The White Goddess—have never been out of print.

Robert Graves was a poet, professor, and the author of Goodbye to All That (1929), a landmark anti-heroic memoir of life in the trenches during World War I. He is even better known for his historical novels about the Roman emperor Claudius: I, Claudius (1934) and Claudius the God (1935). Despite those successes, Graves was primarily a poet: he published dozens of volumes of his verse during his life, and was professor of poetry at Oxford from 1961-66. Graves lived most of his adult life on the island of Majorca, at first with fellow poet Laura Riding, and later with his second wife Beryl Hodge.

The highly successful BBC mini-series I, Claudius (1976) was based on Graves's work... His fellow professors at Oxford included Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien... Graves is no relation to the architect Michael Graves.

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