Good-bye to All That

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141395273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 496

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"There was no patriotism in the trenches. It was too remote a sentiment, and rejected as fit only for civilians. A new arrival who talked patriotism would soon be told to cut it out. As Blighty, Great Britain was a quiet, easy place to get back to out of the present foreign misery, but as a nation it was nothing." This is the original version of Robert Graves's intense memoir of the First World War, restoring this raw, emotionally truthful, darkly comic work to the way it was first written, by a young man still reeling from the trenches. 'We see the dark heart of the book even more clearly, and hear it beating even more loudly, in this original edition than we do in the comparatively careful and considered terms of the later one' Andrew Motion 'One of the most candid self-portraits, warts and all, ever painted' TLS

Goodbye to All That?

Author: Dan Stone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019969771X

Category: History

Page: 379

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This is the story of Europe's emergence from the catastrophe of fascism and world war in the years after 1945 - and how the broad anti-fascist consensus on which this was based has ominously unravelled in recent decades. Essential reading for all those interested in the history of Europe in the twentieth century - and in the question of where Europe is heading in the twenty-first century.

Goodbye to All That

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911689

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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In 1929 Robert Graves went to live abroad permanently, vowing 'never to make England my home again'. This is his superb account of his life up until that 'bitter leave-taking': from his childhood and desperately unhappy school days at Charterhouse, to his time serving as a young officer in the First World War that was to haunt him throughout his life. It also contains memorable encounters with fellow writers and poets, including Siegfried Sassoon and Thomas Hardy, and covers his increasingly unhappy marriage to Nancy Nicholson. Goodbye to All That, with its vivid, harrowing descriptions of the Western Front, is a classic war document, and also has immense value as one of the most candid self-portraits of an artist ever written. Includes illustrations and explanatory footnotes.

Goodbye to All That

Author: Molly Mackinlay

Publisher: Molly Z Mackinlay

ISBN: N.A

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 12

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I never loved New York City. I never craved the crowds, hungered for the grit, or idolized the opportunity. To me, New York was just a means to an end – a place where the team and project I wanted to work on happened to be. I wasn’t dragged to New York, but I wasn’t running there either. As I packed up my life into suitcases, had one last hurrah with the people I loved, and turned to say goodbye to the state that had birthed me, taught me, nurtured me, and launched me into the world – I knew New York wouldn’t last.

1914-Goodbye to All That

Author: Ali Smith,Ales Steger,Jeanette Winterson,Elif Shafak,NoViolet Bulawayo,Colm Toibin,Xiaolu Guo,Erwin Mortier,Kamila Shamsie,Daniel Kehlmann

Publisher: Pushkin Press

ISBN: 1782271201

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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A wide-ranging collection of reflective essays, to mark the centenary of the conflict that changed the world.In this collection of essays, ten leading writers from different countries consider the conflicts that have informed their own literary lives. 1914-Goodbye to All That borrows its title from Robert Graves's "bitter leave-taking of England" in which he writes not only of the First World War but the questions it raised: how to live, how to live with each other, and how to write.Interpreting this title as broadly and ambiguously as Graves intended, these essays mark the War's centenary by reinvigorating these questions. The book includes Elif Shafak on an inheritance of silence in Turkey, Ali Smith on lost voices in Scotland, Xiaolu Guo on the 100,000 Chinese sent to the Front, Daniel Kehlmann on hypnotism in Berlin, Colm Toibin on Lady Gregory losing her son fighting for Britain as she fought for an independent Ireland, Kamila Shamsie on reimagining Karachi, Erwin Mortier on occupied Belgium's legacy of shame, NoViolet Bulawayo on Zimbabwe and clarity, Ales Steger on resisting history in Slovenia, and Jeanette Winterson on what art is for.Contributors include: ;Ali Smith - Scotland ;Ales Steger - Slovenia ;Jeanette Winterson - England ;Elif Shafak - Turkey ;NoViolet Bulawayo - Zimbabwe ;Colm Toibin - Ireland ;Xiaolu Guo - China ;Erwin Mortier - BelgiumKamila Shamsie - Pakistan ;Daniel Kehlmann - Germany

Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808015852

Category: Study Aids

Page: 60

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Goodbye to All That with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves, an autobiographical work which spans the period from his childhood to his decision to leave England for good in the 1920s. In particular, it vividly depicts his experiences as an officer during the First World War, during which he witnessed the horrors of trench warfare at first hand and forged close friendships with his fellow soldier-poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen. Robert Graves was an English poet, novelist and critic. As well as Goodbye to All That, he is known for his novels I, Claudius and Claudius the God, which are now regarded as classic works of historical fiction. Find out everything you need to know about Goodbye to All That in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

A Study Guide for Robert Graves's "Goodbye to All That"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410347109

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 27

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A Study Guide for Robert Graves's "Goodbye to All That," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Goodbye to All That (Revised Edition)

Author: Sari Botton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1541619889

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

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From Roxane Gay to Leslie Jamison, thirty brilliant writers share their timeless stories about the everlasting magic—and occasional misery—of living in the Big Apple, in a new edition of the classic anthology. In the revised edition of this classic collection, thirty writers share their own stories of loving and leaving New York, capturing the mesmerizing allure the city has always had for writers, poets, and wandering spirits. Their essays often begin as love stories do, with the passion of something newly discovered: the crush of subway crowds, the streets filled with manic energy, and the sudden, unblinking certainty that this is the only place on Earth where one can become exactly who she is meant to be. They also share the grief that comes like a gut-punch, when the grand metropolis loses its magic and the pressures of New York's frenetic life wear thin for even the most dedicated dwellers. As friends move away, rents soar, and love—still—remains just out of reach, each writer's goodbye is singular and universal, just like New York itself.

Goodbye to All That

Author: Robert Graves,Ned Halley

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781909621053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 437

View: 4118


Robert Graves' superb autobiography tells the story of his life at public school and as a young officer during the First World War.

Goodbye to All that

Author: Robert Graves

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 1101907983

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 359

View: 3512


The author's self-portrait of his childhood and his experiences as a young officer in the World War I