Robert Graves

English poet and novelist

1895   -   1985

genre: novel
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
educated at: King's College School, St John's College, Charterhouse School
occupation: poet, novelist, translator, playwright, screenwriter, university teacher, military personnel, literary critic, science fiction writer, mythographer, writer
award received: James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

Robert von Ranke Graves (24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985), known as Robert Graves, 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. Graves's poems—together with his translations and innovative analysis and interpretations 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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works

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Seven Days in New Crete

novel by Robert Graves

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I, Claudius

novel by Robert Graves

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1934

Good-Bye to All That

autobiography by Robert Graves, published in 1929

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1929

The Greek Myths

compendium of ancient Greek mythology

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1955

The White Goddess

book by Robert Graves

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1948

Homer's Daughter

book by Robert Graves

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1955

King Jesus

novel by Robert Graves

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Count Belisarius

novel by Robert Graves

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1938

The Islands of Unwisdom

novel by Robert Graves

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1949

The Long Week-End

social history of interwar Britain, written by Robert Graves and Alan Hodge; first published in 1940, just after the end of the period it treats

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1940

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