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Goodbye to All That, curated by Lavinia Greenlaw

July 28, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

Lavinia Greenlaw, one of Britain’s most eminent poets and respected literary figures, invites 10 writers from countries involved in the First World War to respond to the title of Robert Graves’ famous book. Each take the poignant phrase ‘Goodbye to All That’ as a starting point for a personal reflection on the aftermath of war, as well as on the continuing struggle for artistic freedom in the face of conflict in all its forms.
Greenlaw will host an evening on 28 July 2014 at the British Library, with writers Aleš Šteger, Ali Smith, Daniel Kehlmann, Erwin Mortier, Kamila Shamsie, and Xiaolu Guo as they share thoughts on their essays in Goodbye to All That; writers on the conflict between life and art.

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July 28, 2014
12:00 AM EDT