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The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth - Robert Graves, Grevel Lindop
The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth
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The definitive edition of one of the more extraordinary and influential books of our timeThis 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,... show more
The definitive edition of one of the more extraordinary and influential books of our timeThis 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 explored the sources of his own inspiration and, as he believed, all true poetry.     This new edition has been prepared by Grevel Lindop, who has written an illuminating introduction. The text of the book incorporates all of Graves’s final revisions, his replies to two of the original reviewers, and a long essay in which he describes the months of inspiration in which The White Goddess was written.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780374289331 (0374289336)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
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I first read The White Goddess during a road trip with my ex at the turn of the century. I can remember several days when we were staying at a bed-and-breakfast in pre-Katrina New Orleans. It was neither overly warm nor overly humid, and my erstwhile spouse was recovering from serving as a mosquito ...
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