Search Results: "Robert Graves"


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FOOD FOR CENTAURS by Robert Graves
Released: May 6, 1960

"Intellectual canapes- for a select group."
This is a gathering of the latest stories, talks, critical studies and poems by that peripatetic scholar who reached his widest audience with I Claudius. Read full book review >

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NEW POEMS by Robert Graves
Released: June 21, 1963

"What he says about love is not particularly new, or even, sometimes, subtle; but the method is pure, polished, exact and often memorable."
This is a small book of 33 new poems, by a cool, careful poet; they are more, Graves says, than he publishes most years and have been unusually hard to write. 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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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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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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Released: June 18, 1965

"An admirable gathering."
We expect anything and everything from Robert Graves, but even so it's a little difficult to think of him addressing the London School of Economics or our own Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read full book review >

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SERGEANT LAMB'S AMERICA by Robert Graves
Released: June 15, 1940

"Really straight history, but so told that Lamb's adventures moves along with an authentic feel."
Another of Graves' impressive recreations of history, this time as a representative British soldier sees the War of Independence, Lamb, wild Irishman, involved in a cockfight and drinking bout, finds himself enrolled in the army in '73, and soon thereafter is shipped to Canada. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 22, 1944

"This isn't a book for a wide general market, but discriminating readers will find it a real discovery."
There's a strange fascination in this unusual story of the sixteen year old girl who became the wife of the famous poet —it's a holding story despite its deliberately archaic style, for it is told as if recounted by the girl herself in the diary which alone she kept inviolate from her arrogant husband's determination to possess her, body and soul. Read full book review >

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COUNT BELISARIUS by Robert Graves
Released: Nov. 21, 1938

"Less colorful than Claudius, but a brilliant piece of scholarship."
A vigorous tale, lacking the completely distinctive qualities of a hero that made Claudius so exceptional, Belisarius retains the same meticulously arranged background and skilful recapturing of a period — the Byzantine empire of the 6th century. 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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Released: June 15, 1941

"Thoroughly good reading of the background of those years, if one wants to look back."
Highlighted commentary, bearing resemblance to Frederick Allen's Only Yesterday — details that affected the intimate lives of the British, a graphic panorama of fads, fancies, facts, foibles and fingerposts along the way from war to war. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 16, 1943

"An interesting approach kept alive by the author's crusading qualities."
Demon investigation of the English language and its use from a survey of its qualities and confusions, and a history of English prose relative to the principles of clear statement. Read full book review >