The White Goddess

The White Goddess

A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth

Book - 1997 | New ed
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The definitive edition of one of the more extraordinary and influential books of our time

This labyrinthine and extraordinary book, first published more than sixty years ago, was the outcome of Robert Graves's vast reading and curious research into strange territories of folklore, mythology, religion, and magic. Erudite and impassioned, it is a scholar-poet's quest for the meaning of European myths, a polemic about the relations between man and woman, and also an intensely personal document in which Graves explores the sources of his own inspiration and, as he believed, all true poetry.
Incorporating all of Graves's final revisions, his replies to two of the original reviewers, and an essay describing the months of illumination in which The White Goddess was written, this is the definitive edition of one of the most influential books of our time.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c1997
Edition: New ed
ISBN: 9780374289331
0374289336
Branch Call Number: 809.1 G787w 1997
Characteristics: xxiv, 520 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lindop, Grevel 1948-

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