Robert Graves World Literature Analysis - Essay

Robert Graves World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Graves is best known as one of the most accomplished lyric poets of the twentieth century, but his highly individualistic and often controversial scholarship won for him almost equal, and certainly more fiercely contested, notice. He was also an excellent author of historical fiction, and his short stories and essays rank among the best produced in his time; several works, such as I, Claudius and the story “The Shout,” have been recognized as modern classics.

Graves’s poetry was part of the grand procession of English verse, emphasizing the use of rhyme, regular meter, and definite, often traditional structure. Although his career overlapped those of poets such as T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, Graves...

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