Goodbye to All That

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September 2000



An autobiographical work that describes firsthand the great tectonic shifts in English society following the First World War, Robert Graves' "Goodbye to All That" is a matchless evocation of the Great War's haunting legacy, published in "Penguin Modern Classics". In 1929 Robert Graves went to live abroad permanently, vowing 'never to make England my home again'. This is his superb account of his life up until that 'bitter leave-taking': from his childhood and desperately unhappy school days at Charterhouse, to his time serving as a young officer in the First World War that was to haunt him throughout his life. It also contains memorable encounters with fellow writers and poets, including Siegfried Sassoon and Thomas Hardy, and covers his increasingly unhappy marriage to Nancy Nicholson. "Goodbye to All That", with its vivid, harrowing descriptions of the Western Front, is a classic war document, and also has immense value as one of the most candid self-portraits of an artist ever written. Robert Ranke Graves (1895-1985) was a British poet, novelist, and critic. He is best known for the historical novel "I, Claudius" and the critical study of myth and poetry "The White Goddess". His autobiography, "Goodbye to All That", was published in 1929, quickly establishing itself as a modern classic. Graves also translated Apuleius, Lucan and Suetonius for the Penguin Classics, and compiled the first modern dictionary of Greek Mythology, "The Greek Myths". His translation of "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" (with Omar Ali-Shah) is also published in "Penguin Classics". If you enjoyed "Goodbye to All That", you might like Ford Madox Ford's "Parade's End", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "His wonderful autobiography". (Jeremy Paxman, "Daily Mail").


Robert Graves (1895-1985) war Dichter, Romanautor, Kritiker und Historiker. Berühmt wurde er als Autor von Ich, Claudius, Kaiser und Gott und als Überlebender und Dichter des ersten Weltkriegs. Er ist eine der herausragende Persönlichkeiten der englischen Dichtung und Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Neben seiner Arbeit als Romancier veröffentlichte Graves auch Fachbücher, besonders bekannt ist das Buch Die Götter Griechenlands. Seine gesamte Bibliographie umfasst insgesamt etwa 140 Bücher.
EAN: 9780141184593
ISBN: 0141184590
Untertitel: 'Penguin Modern Classics'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2000
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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