Category Archives: Graves (Robert)

What Really Happened with Goliath

In Robert Graves’s version of the David-Goliath story, confident righteousness can get you killed.

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Through WWII, My Father Carried Poetry

Literature played a major role in my father’s World War II experiences.

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  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

    Please feel free to e-mail me [rrbates (at) smcm (dot) edu]. I would be honored to hear your thoughts and questions about literature.

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