Born July 26, 1895 in London. Graves
university education was interrupted by World War, during which he served in the Royal Welsh infantry regiment. Military experience vividly described in his memoirs farewell to everything (Good-bye to All That, 1929). In 1926, Graves
received his degree at St. John's College, Oxford University and the place of a teacher of English literature at the Egyptian (now Cairo) University. In 1920 the main forces Graves
gave a poetic work. Genre repertoire of his work expanded after a stay in Majorca in 1930. Graves
, the poet - a theorist and practitioner - was a champion of 'pure' poetry, free from the 'impurity' personal experiences and moral precepts.
presented in the books of poems (Collected Poems, 1959), yet the poem (More Poems, 1961), New Poems (New Poems, 1961) and Poems 1970-1972 (Poems 1970-1972, 1973). Widely known Graves
historical novels I have, . Claudius (I, . Claudius, . 1934) and Claudius-god (Claudius the God, . 1935) - from Roman history, . and the Golden Fleece (Hercules My Shipmate, . 1945) and King Jesus (King Jesus, . 1946), . depicting, . respectively, . Ancient and New Testament times,
. From the pen of Graves
emerged as a study of mythology, the goddess of White (The White Goddess, . 1948), . collections of literary-critical essays Main privilege (The Crowning Privilege, . 1956) and Food centaurs (Food for Centaurs, . 1960), . as well as innovative Rubayat translation of Omar Khayyam (1967),
died in Deye (o.Malorka) 7 December 1985.