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Complete Poems In One Volume

Robert Graves

Edited by Patrick Quinn

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ISBN: 978 1 857545 24 1
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: December 2000
216 x 135 x 12 mm
220 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • You, love, and I,
    (He whispers) you and I,
    And if no more than only you and I
    What care you or I?
     

    from 'Counting the Beats'

                 
    Carcanet's Millennium Graves programme culminates in the publication of a limited hardcover edition of The Complete Poems of Robert Graves. The celebrated three volume edition was completed in 1999, and with its full scholarly apparatus it ran to in excess of 1,500 pages. This edition of the poems only, intended for the general poetry lover and the collector rather than the scholar, provides definitive texts of all the poetry. The volume represents in its purest form the achievement of Graves's seventy productive years.


    Beryl Graves
    , his widow, translated in collaboration with him Alarcón's The Infant with the Globe (1955). She met Graves in 1937 and continues to live in Canelluñ.


    Dunstan Ward
    is a Lecturer in English at the University of London's British Institute in Paris, where he has lived since 1973. His publications include Graves's late
    unpublished poems Across the Gulf (1992), edited with Beryl and Lucia Graves. He is a member of the management committee of the St John's College Robert Graves Trust, Oxford. Programme editor: Patrick Quinn
    Robert Graves
    Robert Graves (1895-1985), poet, classical scholar, novelist, and critic, was one of the greatest writers of the 20th Century. Athough he produced over 100 books he is perhaps best known for the novel I, Claudius (1934), The White Goddess (1948) and Greek Myths (1955). Robert Graves was born in Wimbledon, South ... read more
    Patrick Quinn
    General Editor of the Robert Graves programme, Patrick Quinn is Professor of English Literature at University College Northampton. He is author of The Great War and Missing Muse: The Early Poetry of Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon, editor of Re-charting the Thirties, New Perspectives on Robert Graves, and The Dictionary of ... read more
    Praise for Robert Graves  'There is eloquence, wit and a formal shapeliness in abundance from first to last.'
    Michael Glover, Financial Times 10/02/01
     'While poetry schools came and went, Graves went on writing until his death in 1985, in an elegant, classically inspired style.'
    Andrew Crumey, Scotland on Sunday 07/01/01
     'No one else offers his precise combination of eroticism, nightmare and epigram.'
    Sean O'Brien, The Guardian 13/01/01
     'Graves experiences in the trenches of the First World War are most vivid and moving.'
    Robert Nye, Scotsman on Sunday, 16/12/00
     'In his attitude to verse he remained a Georgian, an eccentric one.'
    Eric Hester, Catholic Times 20/02/00
     'Graves enshrines his archetypal motifs of obsessive love in legendary contexts from which the contemporary world is resolutely excluded.'
    Mark Ford, The London Review of Books
     'One of the twentieth century's major writers.'
    Richard Foster, Yorkshire Evening Press
     Graves is a poet and a visionary in his prose writings, always stimulating and frequently enlightening.
    Patrick Reilly, The Herald
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