Search Results: "Robert Graves"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"At a time when the biographical form is inspiring much-needed experimentation, Seymour's straightforward approach seems old- fashioned, although sturdy. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A competent but unimaginative life of the bardic English classicist, novelist, and poet. ``I could fall in love with my big toe if I wanted to,'' declared the contradictory Graves (18951985), notorious puritan and inveterate womanizer who held court for years at his home on the Spanish island of Majorca and is best known for his meditations on woman as muse in The White Goddess (1948), et al. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 1990

"Gripping."
The bright bolt of Robert Graves's thralldom to The White Goddess in the figure of Laura Riding—a long, rich, butchering madness; middle volume in Richard Graves's life of his uncle Robert, begun with Robert Graves: The Assault Heroic, 1895-1926 (1987). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW


"He is after all one of the outstanding colorful, maverick literary figures of our day."
With the "crowning privilege" of the chair of poetry at Oxford bestowed on him in February, Robert Graves appropriately brings out his new collection of his poems. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 17, 1964

"Early hammock reading."
Everyone must have an eagle, said Gide, meaning everyone must attempt the best. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 1, 1987

"It will fascinate those who already have an interest in the poet—and perhaps only them."
In this biography of his uncle, Richard Perceval Graves is going over ground well covered before. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW


"Definitely a dream for the Lawrence addicts."
More merchandise from the booming Lawrence of Arabia industry, this is actually a one-volume re-edition of two books publishedmore than 20 years ago. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Richard Graves has created a monument to a monument."
The third and final volume of Graves's life of his uncle (begun with Robert Graves: The Assault Heroic, 1986) completes the full, febrile metamorphosis of Robert Graves into a romantic, "muse-inspired" poet. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAITIAN GRAVES by Vicki Delany
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2015

"Delany (Under Cold Stone, 2014, etc.) uses a slim and easily solved mystery to paint a thought-provoking portrait of post-quake Haiti."
A Canadian Mountie seconded to the United Nations in Haiti steps uncomfortably outside his job description. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHALLOW GRAVES by Kali Wallace
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Constantly entertaining, intriguing, and suspenseful. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)"
A girl wakes up a year after her murder to discover new, supernatural powers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TWO GRAVES by Douglas Preston
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"Pendergast—an always-black-clad pale blond polymath, gaunt yet physically deadly, an FBI agent operating without supervision or reprimand—lurks at the dark, sharp edge of crime fiction protagonists."
Preston and Child's (Cold Vengeance, 2011, etc.) thriller completes the Helen trilogy featuring the weird and unworldly Aloysius Pendergast, special agent for the FBI. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 25, 1969

"Still, this is largely a fault of style or tone: beneath the magisterial bitchiness lies a very real attachment to art and craft."
Some time ago in The New York Review, Robert Mazzocco wrote that "if it is true Graves won't suffer fools gladly, it is even truer he suffers his betters not at all. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE SIEGE AND FALL OF TROY by Robert Graves
Released: Oct. 4, 1963

"This account will give perspective to young readers who are tackling the Iliad by force or with courage."
Drawing on several Greek and Latin authors, including Homer, Robert Graves sets down the events of the ten year Trojan war. Read full book review >