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Goodbye to All That

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Melding the personal with the political, Robert Graves' Goodbye to All That is both a literary masterpiece and the definitive account of the horrors of World War I. Using anecdotes from his own life prior to his enlistment in the army—his upper-crust upbringing, his privileged private school education—Graves illustrates the stark contrast between life in the trenches and life at home. Like many other soldiers who suffered appalling conditions and witnessed the tragic and ignorant blunders of senior military figures while on the front line, Graves returned to England a haunted man, forever disillusioned with the hypocrisy of traditional British values. First published in 1929, Goodbye to All That is a cathartic and candid look at Britain's involvement in WWI. Intense, unsettling, and enlightening, this compelling memoir is vital to understanding not only the battles of the First World War, but the events and social attitudes of the Jazz Age and beyond.
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Robert Graves relates his time in the trenches.

Robert Graves's writing is versatile and intense. Famous as a war poet, his prose works are on a stage of their own, especially this piece, which is an autobiographical account of Grave's school days and life as a soldier in the trenches in World War 1. Political as well as personal, the piece is important historically, as it offers a rare insight into the lives of ordinary soldiers in the most extraordinary, and often horrific, circumstances. A necessary and absorbing listen, which not without its moments of humour, is enlightening and unsettling and undoubtedly importantly necessary for everybody. (Recommended 14+ age).

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