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Collected Writings on Poetry (Robert Graves Programme: Lives & Letters)
by Paul O'Prey
This text is part of the Robert Graves Programme in which his work is re-edited and re-published. In 1918, Robert Graves began his writing career in earnest. The phases of his critical writing are distinct.
Published December 31st 1995 by Carcanet Press
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Jul 11, 2013 Liam Guilar rated it 5 of 5 stars
Probably the best set of essays and lectures on English poetry ever collected. Graves was willful, iconoclastic, often bafflingly wrong headed, but he was never less than interesting. He probably knew more about poetry in English than Eliot, and was a better linguist than Pound but he never fell into the trap of pretending his view of the world was objective fact. Several famous reputations get a mauling, and whether you think they deserved it or not, even at his most idiosyncratic (and Graves c ...more