Graves and Goddesses

Robert Graves: His Life and Work

by Martin Seymour-Smith

In Broken Images: Selected Letters of Robert Graves, 1914-1946

edited by Paul O'Prey
Robert Graves is in many ways the most British of poets, but Britain has never fully warmed to him. In spite of his stoutly traditional meters and his gruff military demeanor, Graves has always been thought of as a bit unsound. It is not just that he chooses to live …

Robert Lowell: Life Studies

In March 1957 Robert Lowell began his fortieth year with a reading tour of the West Coast. It was a strenuous trip, with readings “at least once a day and sometimes twice” for fourteen days, and he was later to describe it as an important influence on his quest for …