Staff reporter
A Balearic government subsidy of 2.5 million euros, will enable the Robert Graves foundation to buy Can Alluny, the house where the British writer lived during his nearly 30-year stay on Majorca.

Regional government spokesman, Joan Flaquer, confirmed yesterday that the funding had been authorised and that the house will be converted into a Robert Graves museum.

The move comes following the setting out of the Foundation's constitution a year ago, in which a commitment was made to preserve, consolidate and share the cultural legacy of the writer on Majorca.

The Foundation itself comprises Deya town council, the Balearic government and the heirs of Robert and Beryl Graves.
Robert Graves wrote some of his literary work at Can Alluny in Deya, where he set up home in 1929 and remained until his death in 1985. He was only away from the Island from the years 1936 to 1946 between the Spanish Civil War and the end of the Second World War.

Graves obtained undisputed international prestige through his popularisation of ancient classics and as an outstanding author of important historical novels (I Claudius, and Claudius the God).

He was also an outstanding translator, critic and editor.
The link between the writer and the district of Deya remains clear with the countryside of Majorca acting as a backdrop to his work.
The financial backing which the Balearic government is to provide will be made available in 15 annual instalments.

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