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Good-bye to All That

Graves, Robert (Book - 1998)
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In this autobiography, first published in 1929, poet Robert Graves traces the monumental and universal loss of innocence that occurred as a result of the First World War. Written after the war and as he was leaving his birthplace, he thought, forever, Good-Bye to All That bids farewell not only to England and his English family and friends, but also to a way of life. Tracing his upbringing from his solidly middle-class Victorian childhood through his entry into the war at age twenty-one as a patriotic captain in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, this dramatic, poignant, often wry autobiography goes on to depict the horrors and disillusionment of the Great War, from life in the trenches and the loss of dear friends, to the stupidity of government bureaucracy and the absurdity of English class stratification. Paul Fussell has hailed it as ""the best memoir of the First World War"" and has written the introduction to this new edition that marks the eightieth anniversary of the end of the war. An enormous success when it was first issued, it continues to find new readers in the thousands each year and has earned its designation as a true classic.
Authors: Graves, Robert, 1895-1985
Title: Good-bye to all that
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, Doubleday, 1998
Edition: New. ed., rev., with a prologue and an epilogue
Characteristics: xii, 347 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Robert Graves ; introduction by Paul Fussell
Notes: Subtitle on cover: An autobiography
ISBN: 0385093306
Branch Call Number: B-G777ga 1998
Subject Headings: World War, 1914-1918 Personal narratives, British Authors, English 20th century Graves, Robert, 1895-1985
Topical Term: World War, 1914-1918
Authors, English
LCCN: 57012294
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Join the discussion on Oct. 28, 2014. At the age of 34, the English poet published this autobiography, with much attention to his service with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in World War I.


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Jun 30, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

English poet, translator, novelist ("I, Claudius"), and man of letters Robert Graves's celebrated autobiography dwells largely on his service in World War I, but also discusses his upbringing, his unhappy school days, and his post-war years. Wry, observant, and understated, this is a textbook example of how to write a good memoir and his unsentimental views of war, heroism, and British values, which caused some controversy, is refreshing. Graves's literary career brought him into contact with many luminaries, including T.E. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, George "Everest" Mallory, H.G. Wells, and fellow poet and veteran Siegfried Sassoon. You might also like Pat Barker's novel "Regeneration."

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