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Over The Brazier

by Robert Graves

It features a series of poems that offer a deeply personal and poignant reflection on the experience of war. The title of the collection is drawn from one of the most memorable and striking poems in the book, which reflects on the impact of war on the lives of soldiers and their families. Throughout the collection, Graves explores themes of loss, sacrifice, and the struggle to find meaning in the midst of the chaos of war. "Over the Brazier" is considered one of Graves' most important early works, and it was widely praised for its honesty, its sensitivity, and its powerful portrayal of the human cost of war. The collection marked a turning point in Graves' career and established him as one of the leading voices of his generation. In addition to its literary significance, "Over the Brazier" is also notable for the window it provides into the experiences of soldiers during World War I. Graves himself served in the war and was wounded in action, and his personal experiences infuse the poems with a sense of authenticity and emotional depth that is rare in works of this type. Overall, "Over the Brazier" is a deeply moving and powerful collection of poems that continues to resonate with readers today. Its insights into the experience of war and the human capacity for resilience, even in the face of unspeakable hardship, make it a must-read for anyone interested in the history of World War I or the evolution of modern poetry.

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Robert Graves was a celebrated English writer, poet, and scholar known for his contributions to literature, historical research, and classical studies. Born on July 24, 1895, in Wimbledon, London, Gra...

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