William Graves on Robert Graves and his experiences in WW1


 The following interview with William Graves, Robert Graves‘ son, was conducted by the BBC as part of its commemoration of WW1.

It provides an intimate and touching portrait of Robert Graves in his later years, and makes very clear how the experiences he underwent as a young soldier, acutely examined in Goodbye to All That, haunted  him all his life.

William Graves is himself a distinguished writer – his memoir, Wild Olives, about his childhood years in Deia with his father, is a classic of the genre.




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