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Robert Graves and Goodbye to All That

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14 Saint James's Square

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Robert Graves wrote poetry about the First World War as well as prose, but it is his autobiography of the period, Good-Bye to All That, which links him most firmly to one of the most significant events in modern history. Criticised fiercely by fellow war-memoirists Siegfried Sassoon and Edmund Blunden for its cavalier attitude towards historical facts, Good-Bye to All That nevertheless has enabled generations of readers to re-live a period which now lies a century behind us.

In this talk, Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson – biographer of Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, Edward Thomas and Charles Hamilton Sorley, and currently preparing a new book on Graves – will bring fresh research to bear on the writing and reception of what Paul Fussell has called a 'classic' memoir of the First World War.

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