Goodbye to All That
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 from his childhood and desperately unhappy school days, to his time serving as a young officer in the First World War.
Containing memorable encounters with fellow writers and poets, Goodbye to All That, is a classic war document, and also has immense value as one of the most candid self-portraits of an artist ever written.
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Review: Good-Bye to All That: An AutobiographyUser Review - James Klagge - Goodreads
Called the best memoir to have emerged from WWI, I read it in recognition of the centenary of the start of that war. I thought it was a good account of the soldiers' experience. But the writer was not himself an engaging person. He wrote well, and he knew dozens of well-known people from his era. Read full review
Review: Good-Bye to All That: An AutobiographyUser Review - Bill - Goodreads
Great writers often seem to lead messy lives, and none more so than great memoirists, for tidy lives do not make great memoirs. While not as talented a poet, Robert Graves was every bit as batshit ... Read full review