The Common Asphodel: Collected Essays on Poetry, 1922-1949

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Ardent Media, 1949 - English poetry - 335 pages
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Contents

The Poetic Trance
1
Prose and Poetry
3
Schools
4
Rhyme
5
Ariphrades
6
Vers Libre
7
The Hounds of Spring
9
The Outward and Inward Ears
10
The Sources of THE TEMPEST 1925
27
The Future of Poetry 1926
51
Modernist Poetry with Laura Riding 1926
61
The Problem of Form and Subjectmatter
72
A Study in Original Punctuation and Spelling
84
Anthologies with Laura Riding 1927
169
Loving Mad Tom 1927
197
Rudyard Kipling 1928
213

The Arrogance of Poets
13
Texture
14
Fashions in Poetry
16
Bread I Dip in the River
17
Helas Cest Victor Hugo
18
Shakespeares Fair Copies
19
Centenaries
21
Hamlet
22
Essays from EPILOGUE 19351937
225
Coleridge and Wordsworth
235
How Poets See 1939
295
The Poets of World War II 1942
307
Mad Mr Swinburne 1945
313
The Common Asphodel 1949
327
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About the author (1949)

Robert Graves (also known as Robert Ranke Graves) was born in 1895 in London and served in World War I. Goodbye to All That: an Autobiography (1929), was published at age thirty three, and gave a gritty portrait of his experiences in the trenches. Graves edited out much of the stark reality of the book when he revised it in 1957. Although his most popular works, I, Claudius (1934) and its sequel, Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina (1935), were produced for television by the BBC in 1976 and seen in America on Masterpiece Theater, he was also famous as a poet, producing more than 50 volumes of poetry. Graves was awarded the 1934 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Also a distinguished academic, Graves was a professor of English in Cairo, Egypt, in 1926, a poetry professor at Oxford in the 1960s, and a visiting lecturer at universities in England and the U.S. He wrote translations of Greek and Latin works, literary criticism, and nonfiction works on many other topics, including mythology and poetry. He lived most of his life in Majorca, Spain, and died after a protracted illness in 1985.

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