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Fairies and Fusiliers
British author Robert Graves is known by many for his series of richly-detailed, compelling novels of ancient Rome, beginning with "I, Claudius." Graves also fought for Great Britain in the First World War, and became one of the finest poets to emerge from that conflict. "Fairies and Fusiliers" collects poems written during World War I, when Graves served in the Royal Wels ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Aegypan
(first published 1917)
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Jun 29, 2011 Chris rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
We tend to neglect World War I here in the United States. We do. Go to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. You have the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, and the World War II Memorial (which despite what several critics say, is absolutely stunning). There is, in fact, a Great War Memorial on the Mall. It's set off a bit, and was obivously done before WW II. A few years ago, it was surronded by dense shrubs and trees, and it needed to be cleaned. I stumbled across it by accident. T ...more
Although Robert Graves considered himself first and foremost a poet, he is probably better known to most readers as a novelist (eg, I, Claudius) and a writer of memoir (eg, Good-bye to All That). He died in 1985 and was one of the British “Great War poets,” World War One poets such as Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Edward Thomas, Rupert Brook, and others, some of whom survived the war and some of whom tragically did not. This present collection includes some war poetry, but the collection is v ...more
Robert Ranke Graves, born in Wimbledon, received his early education at King's College School and Copthorne Prep School, Wimbledon & Charterhouse School and won a scholarship to St John's College, Oxford. While at Charterhouse in 1912, he fell in love with G. H. Johnstone, a boy of fourteen ("Dick" in Goodbye to All That) When challenged by the headmaster he defended himself by citing Plato, G ...moreMore about Robert Graves...