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POEMS 1968-1970 by Robert Graves. 90 pages. Doubleday. $5.95.

Cyril Connolly said of Hemingway that he "saturated his books with the memory of physical pleasure, with sunshine and salt water, with food, wine and making love, and with the remorse which is the shadow of that sun." The same might be said of the poetry of Robert Graves, especially in his latest work, Poems 1968-1970.

Like Hemingway, Graves was wounded in World War I, and, psychically at least, suffered the death of the verities that had existed prior to 1914. Like Hemingway, Graves is a romantic and a stoic who believes that one...

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