Robert Graves was a poet, professor, and the author of Goodbye to All That
(1929), a landmark anti-heroic memoir of life in the trenches during World War I. Graves is perhaps even better known for his historical novels about the Roman emperor Claudius
: I, Claudius
(1934) and Claudius the God
(1935). Despite those successes, Graves was primarily a poet: he published dozens of volumes of his verse during his life, and was professor of poetry at Oxford from 1961-66. Graves lived most of his adult life on the island of Majorca, at first with fellow poet Laura Riding, and later with his second wife Beryl Hodge.