Goodbye to All That

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Macmillan Collector's Library

Publication date: 01.09.2013
ISBN: 9781909621053
Number of pages: 440

Synopsis

It is the war memoir to end all war memoirs. Robert Graves's autobiographical masterpiece savages the conduct of the 1914-18 conflict in a searing satire that at once reviles the fighting and reveres the courage and resourcefulness of the servicemen caught up in it. As astonishingly fresh and readable as ever, Goodbye to All That chronicles this highly eccentric soldier-poet's early life from the cruelties and injustices of public school through the unspeakably real horrors and ineffable absurdities he encountered on the Western Front, all the way the brink of a glittering and controversial literary career.