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Penguin edition of 'The Complete Poems' announced for 24 Apr

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 3:33 pm    Post subject: Penguin edition of 'The Complete Poems' announced for 24 Apr Reply with quote

Penguin Books UK have announced the publication of their first edition of the complete poems of Robert Graves, on 24 April 2003. Further information is available on Penguin's website at: http://www.penguin.co.uk/Book/BookFrame/0,1007,,00.html?id=0141182067.

The bibliographic details are:


Robert Graves. The Collected Poems: Paperback | Edited by Beryl Graves and Dunstan Ward | 129 x 198mm | 944 pages | ISBN 0141182067 | 24 Apr 2003 | Penguin Classic: £20.00.

The Carcanet Press hardback edition of the complete poems (see www.carcanet.co.uk) has, of course, been in print for some years now and continues to be make a valuable contribution to Graves Studies. Nevertheless, the international publication by Britain's major paperback publisher, Penguin, of this first paperback edition promises to have a major impact on popular interest in the poetry of Robert Graves and all aspects of his life and work.

To quote from Penguin's advertising:

'One of the most remarkable writers of the Twentieth Century, Robert Graves published more than a thousand poems over some seventy years. Primarily known for his love poetry, Graves combined irony with passion, the intensely personal with the universal, inspired by his Muses – the White and Black Goddesses. But there are also works of harsh realism, written after his traumatic experience in the First World War and the aftermath of shell shock and religious crisis. Melancholy and fear run through many poems, but balanced by humour and moments of pure lyrical beauty. Bringing together those that appeared in his lifetime, along with posthumously published poems, this volume represents the most comprehensive collection ever of Graves’s poetic work.'

Given that the publication of the paperback edition should be of great interest to members of the Robert Graves Society and the discussion board and list, the Society is negotiating a special price for the new edition. If you would be interested to buy copies of the Penguin complete poems at a very special price (plus postage), please e-mail me asap at pjvilla@aol.com, indicating the number of copies desired. It may be that we can arrange for one or both of the editors to sign some of these copies, too.

Otherwise, it will of course also be available from your normal bookseller. Check sources such as http://www.addall.com for details of best prices.

This new edition promises to be a major advance for Robert Graves Studies and I hope this early information will help you to obtain a copy.

All best wishes,

Patrick

Secretary/Treasurer
The Robert Graves Society
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 10:48 am    Post subject: Guardian: Anthony Thwaite applauds Penguin's Complete Poems. Reply with quote


As noted on the Robert Graves homepage, in a review for The Guardian on Saturday 5 July, In Thrall to the White Goddess, Anthony Thwaite applauds Penguin's publication in one volume of Robert Graves's Complete Poems, describing the 896-page collection as "Beryl Graves and Dunstan Ward's hefty addition to the collections of Robert Graves".

The article is available online from The Guardian's website, at:
http://books.guardian.co.uk/reviews/poetry/0,6121,990303,00.html.

According to www.addall.com, the book can be bought least expensively from www.amazon.co.uk, for £14.00 plus £2.75 p&p, a total of £16.75. Please order it via the link at the www.robertgraves.org homepage rather than via the Guardian's site, as the Robert Graves Society will receive a small commission from each sale!

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