Book Club: Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves

Saturday, Nov 16, 2019 11 am – 12:30 pm

40 E. Erie
Nickerson Mansion
Chicago, IL 60611

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In concert with our exhibition: Eternal Light: The Sacred Stained Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the Driehaus Museum is presenting public programs exploring the ways in which people have remembered wars and commemorated the fallen. Robert Graves’s Goodbye to All That takes us from his early life in England, through the hecatomb of the Western Front as a junior officer, and finally to the ways in which his service transformed both himself and the world around him. In this program, we will look at how Graves, through the medium of the memoir, tries to come to terms with his own experiences of war and how his book stands as a testimony of the new world that emerged from the ashes of the long 19th century.

Alex Revzan received a BA in history from Lake Forest College and a MA in history from Northern Illinois University in the field of Irish History. His main area of study has been the Irish nationalist movement with a focus on the way in which historical memory has been leveraged by the Irish Republican movement. Alex joined the Driehaus Museum in 2015 and is now the manager of Operations and Visitor Experience.


Image: Courtesy of the Charterhouse School Archive