Search Results: "Robert Graves"


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"While Mr. Graves is personal in his views and sometimes arguable in his opinions, the eclectic reader will be interested and stimulated."
Robert Graves recently followed Auden into the Poetry Chair at Oxford, and now we on our side of the Atlantic can be grateful too- for his University lectures, collected here, are delightful reading with a classic felicity. Mr. Graves' prose, though far more involuted than his verse, in elegant and engaging. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1960

"Beautifully printed and bound, informative and accurate, but not at all difficult to read, this is an outstanding reference for students of sociology, anthropology, ancient art, and literature, as well as those interested in mythology."
Richard Aldington and Delano Ames have translated and adapted the original French Encyclopedia with the assistance of experts in each field of mythology—Prehistoric, Egyptian, Assyro-Babylonian, Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, Finno-Ugric, Ancient Persian, Indian, Chinese, North and South American, Oceanian, and African. Read full book review >

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Released: April 17, 1964

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

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WATCH THE NORTH WIND RISE by Robert Graves
Released: March 18, 1949

"An engaging, inventive, often vitriolic stab at what can happen to a well-regulated, status quo Paradise, and a surprise for Graves' followers."
Turning away momentarily from poetry and the historical novel (I, Claudius, King Jesus, The White Goddess, etc.) Read full book review >

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I, CLAUDIUS by Robert Graves
Released: June 1, 1934

"A book that should rate leading reviews, and that those who like historical fiction and biography will find worth reading."
Fictionized biography of a Roman emperor, who lived at a strategic period in the history of the empire. Read full book review >

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NEW COLLECTED POEMS by Robert Graves
Released: Nov. 5, 1976

"But this does supply a fine; brief biographical introduction by lames McKinley."
Robert Graves turned 81-years-old this year. Read full book review >

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CLAUDIUS THE GOD by Robert Graves
Released: April 1, 1935

"Publishers have posters and imprinted postcards."
I, Claudius was one of the dark horse surprises of 1934. Read full book review >

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LOVE RESPELT by Robert Graves
Released: April 1, 1966

"Again he is the 'passionate, credulous knight...skilled in fight, celebrant of love in a classic, contained lyricism that transcends current partisan concerns.'"
First published in London in a limited edition on the author's seventieth birthday, July 24, 1965, these poems also have appeared there in his Collected Poems the lucid 1965. Read full book review >

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POEMS, 1970-1972 by Robert Graves
Released: Jan. 5, 1972

"There are some poems more general and less problematical grouped loosely at the end, but nothing comparable in force or ecstatic music."
Graves has grown old, but for him it seems to be a process of intensification and, possibly too, the achievement of an unassailable position. Read full book review >

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HOMER'S DAUGHTER by Robert Graves
Released: March 24, 1954

"For the followers of his tart transgressions into the past."
A re-weaving of Homeric myth reveals the true story of The Return of Odysseus for Nausicaa, Princess of the Elymans, explains how she perpetrated the hoax of this successor to The . Read full book review >

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HERCULES, MY SHIPMATE by Robert Graves
Released: June 15, 1945

"A new venture for the author of the Claudius books; a work of creative scholarship."
In investigation — inventive, creative — of classic lore in the story of the voyage of the Argo, and her crew of Argonauts, in quest for the Golden Fleece. Read full book review >

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GREEK GODS AND HEROES by Robert Graves
Released: Nov. 18, 1960

"Directly told, with no attempt to oversimplify them, a good deal of the symbolism and the association with the pattern of ancient Greece survives."
An acknowledged and popular interpreter of the classic days of ancient Greece, Robert Graves has here retold for children 27 of the Greek myths. Read full book review >