Graves, Robert

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Name
Graves, Robert Gender: M
Graves, Robert von Ranke
born on 24 July 1895 at 04:26 (= 04:26 AM )
Place Wimbledon, England, 51n25, 0w13
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°59' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 28°25 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 02°16'



Biography

British writer, a novelist, poet and critic, essayist, translator and general man of letters. He earned his living with historical novels, some 140 books, but his first love was always poetry. He was the author of "I, Claudius," 1934 which was made into a gripping TV presentation, the nonfiction, "A Survey of Modernistic Poetry," 1927, and "The White Goddess" (1948)

Graves' presented himself as independent-minded and rebellious of traditional British regime in education and the military in his autobiography, "Good-Bye to All That," which he wrote in a furious 11 weeks in 1929; revised 1957. His rendition of his experiences during WW I angered some by introducing humor into his memoirs, but amused and intrigued others. His friend said that Graves "had the largest feet in the army and a genius for putting both of them in everything." Despised by middle-class officers, who thought him a bounder and a cad, he was considered "capital" by his working-class men who respected him for his loyalty to them and later, for his courage in combat. During the Battle of the Somme, he was wounded so severely by shrapnel that it was a wonder that he survived.

Enthusiastic, clumsy, 6' 3", he was discreetly gay, as the lifestyle was untenable for his day. Graves died 12/09/1985, Majorca, Spain.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 9 December 1985 at 12:00 noon in Majorca, Spain (Age 90)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1934 (Famed poem "I, Claudius")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1929 (Wrote "Goodbye to All That")

Source Notes

David Fisher quotes Martin Seymour-Smith, an astrologer and personal friend of Graves in his biography "Robert Graves: His Life and Work."

"Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography," Anchor Books 1988.

Categories

  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male (Discreet)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet (Noted)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 90)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (WW I)
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded (Extreme shrapnel injuries)

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