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Lynette Roberts

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Evelyn ('Lynette') Beatrice Roberts (4 July 1909 – 26 September 1995) was a Welsh poet and novelist. Her poems were about war, landscape, and life in the small Welsh village where she lived. She published two poetry collections: Poems (1944) and Gods with Stainless Ears: A Heroic Poem (1951). Roberts' work was admired by many poets, including: T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Robert Graves. In later life, Roberts had a mental breakdown and stopped publishing. Her work was largely forgotten for the remainder of her life. She died in 1995. Roberts provided Welsh-related material for Graves' The White Goddess (1948), and Graves dedicated his book to her. In 1956, Roberts was diagnosed with schizophrenia. She spend much of the rest of her life as a resident of mental institutions. Early life Roberts was born 4 July 1909 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Cecil Roberts and Ruby Garbutt, both Australians of Welsh descent. Cecil Roberts was a railway engineer,
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