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Personal narratives, British
|Named Person:||Robert Graves; Robert Graves; Robert Graves|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Notes:||Subtitle on cover: An autobiography.|
|Description:||xii, 347 pages ; 21 cm|
|Series Title:||Anchor Books.|
|Other Titles:||Goodbye to all that|
|Responsibility:||Robert Graves ; introduction by Paul Fussell.|
In this autobiography, first published in 1929, poet Robert Graves traces the monumental and universal loss of innocence that occurred as a result of the First World War. Written after the war and as he was leaving his birthplace, the book bids farewell not only to England and his family and friends, but also to a way of life. Tracing his upbringing from his solidly middle-class Victorian childhood through his entry into the war at age 21 as a patriotic captain in the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, this dramatic, poignant, often wry autobiography goes on to depict the horrors and disillusionment of the Great War, from life in the trenches and the loss of dear friends, to the stupidity of government bureaucracy and the absurdity of English class stratification. Paul Fussell has hailed it as "the best memoir of the First World War" and has written the introduction to this new edition.--From publisher description.
- Graves, Robert, -- 1895-1985.
- Authors, English -- 20th century.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, British.
- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
- Graves, Robert, -- 1895-1985 -- Biografía.
- Autores ingleses -- Siglo XX -- Biografía.
- Novela inglesa -- Siglo XX.
- Graves, Robert, -- 1895-1985
- Authors, English.
- Social conditions
- Great Britain.