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Graves, Robert (von Ranke)
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Graves, Robert (von Ranke)

(July 26, 1895, Wimbledon [now part of London] – December 7, 1985, Deyá [Majorca]), British writer and literary scholar. Graves’ prewar work is customarily assigned to the so-called Georgian school, a group of poets that cultivated a Late Romantic style. Both he and his friend the writer Siegfried Sassoon, who, like him, served as an officer in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, were profoundly influenced by the war. Graves was wounded in 1916 at the Battle of the Somme, his many …

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Winter, Jay, “Graves, Robert (von Ranke)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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