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Robert Graves

English poet and novelist

1895   -   1985

genre: novel, essay
country of citizenship: British Empire
language of expression: English, Latin
educated at: King's College School, St John's College, Charterhouse School, Copthorne Preparatory School
occupation: poet, novelist, translator, playwright, screenwriter, university teacher, military personnel, literary critic, science fiction writer, mythographer, writer, theatre critic
award received: James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

Robert von Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was a British poet, historical novelist, critic, and classicist. His father was Alfred Perceval Graves, a celebrated Irish poet and figure in the Gaelic revival; they were both Celticists and students of Irish mythology. Graves produced more than 140 works in his lifetime. His poems, his translations and innovative analysis of the Greek myths, his memoir of his early life—including his role in World War I—Good-Bye to All That, and his speculative study of poetic inspiration, The White Goddess, have never been out of print.He earned his living from writing, particularly popular historical novels such as I, Claudius; King Jesus; The Golden Fleece; and Count Belisarius. He also was a prominent translator of Classical Latin and Ancient Greek texts; his versions of The Twelve Caesars and The Golden Ass remain popular for their clarity and entertaining style. Graves was awarded the 1934 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both I, Claudius and Claudius the God.
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The Greek Myths

compendium of ancient Greek mythology

author: Robert Graves

1955

I, Claudius

novel by Robert Graves

author: Robert Graves

1934

The White Goddess

book by Robert Graves

author: Robert Graves

1948

Homer's Daughter

book by Robert Graves

author: Robert Graves

1955

Count Belisarius

novel by Robert Graves

author: Robert Graves

1938

Good-Bye to All That

autobiography by Robert Graves, published in 1929

author: Robert Graves

1929

King Jesus

novel by Robert Graves

author: Robert Graves

Seven Days in New Crete

1949 novel by Robert Graves

author: Robert Graves

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