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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 9:50 pm    Post subject: Help on a thesis Reply with quote

I am currently trying to write a an essay for school that analysis Robert Graves works as a whole, but am having trouble coming up with an indepth one. If anyone could help me that would be great. I am mainly looking at his novels right now.

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ian
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2003 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're not giving very much to go on here. Graves wrote a lot... the bibliography of his published works is book-length in itself.

Why don't you start by thinking about those of his books of his that you've read and the connections you can find between them. Do they have any themes in common? Are there any similarities between any of the characters? Period? Subject?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2003 7:53 pm    Post subject: Help on a thesis Reply with quote

A good introduction to Robert Graves and all of his work, written by Professor Patrick Quinn, (a leading Graves scholar now at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the USA), is available on the Web at: http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5089 .

Another overall survey of the life and work of Robert Graves, by Richard Schumaker, is at: http://www.firstworldwar.com/poetsandprose/graves_article.htm .

Dr Ian Firla, who has already contacted you, has also written a critical survey of the life and work of Robert Graves for this www.robertgraves.org website. This is available at: http://www.robertgraves.org/bio.php .

You have posted your message to the Fiction subject area and stated that t your interest is primarily in the fiction of Robert Graves. Graves wrote a lot, as Ian says, but all three of these sources cover his fiction in the context of all of his work, and I hope that you will find them useful starting points for your essay or thesis. For more in-depth studies of Graves's fiction, I would refer you to the journal Gravesiana, available in many libraries, or suggest that you try searching Literature databases such as Chadwyck-Healey's "Literature Online".

Patrick Villa
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Robert Graves Society
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