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Goodbye to all that

by Robert Grave

The first time i read this i found it a little awkward to digest as Grave has a fantastic use of the english language, so i re-read it i it was just as good as the first time. this is a must read, a autobiographical book when graves spent his time in the first world war as an officer. he delves into the misconception and the waste of the war and the ill treatment of soldiers. it is a truly great must read of one of english great novelist. go get.

Suggested by F Patel, Lancaster

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This is a great book - actually it is by Robert Graves not Robert Grave! Unusual and quite controversial for its time, it leaves the reader wanting more as it only takes you up to a certain point in Graves' life, the point towards the end of the Twenties at which he more or less left England for good, alienated from English society and from many of his friends (hence the title). As well as revealing the horrors of soldiering on the battle lines during WW1, Graves discusses his friendships with other great writers and poets such as Thomas Hardy and Seigfried Sassoon.
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