International Robert Graves Conference in Mallorca explores writer’s correspondence

Robert Graves’ home in Mallorca. Credit: Retogenes, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Fifteenth International Robert Graves Conference, held in Mallorca, where the writer spent much of his time, is exploring some of the letters he wrote.

The Robert Graves Foundation, dependent upon the Ministry of European Funds, University and Culture of the Balearic Islands Government, inaugurated the Fifteenth International Robert Graves Conference on July 12. The event will be held until July 16 and will analyse the importance of correspondence in the work of the English writer, who wrote much of his work in Mallorca.

The programme includes lectures by the poet and critic Gregory Leadbetter, the academic and author Paul O’Prey, and Robert Graves’ daughter, Lucia Graves, a writer and poet herself. They will discuss relevant aspects of the poet’s life and work.

The Robert Graves Foundation collaborates with the Robert Graves Society by collecting letters by the writer from some eighty institutions in Europe, the United States and Canada. At the Conference, some 1,500 letters will be presented.

The International Robert Graves Conference has previously dealt with the relationship of his work to mythology, classicism, religion, humour, irony and tragedy and the influence these aspects have had on it.

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