The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth

The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth The definitive edition of one of theextraordinary and influential books of our timeThis labyrinthine and extraordinary book, first publishedthan 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

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