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The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth Robert Graves

The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth

Robert Graves

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ISBN : 9780374932398
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511 pages
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The White Goddess is perhaps the finest of Graves works on the psychological & mythological sources of poetry. In this tapestry of poetic & religious scholarship, he explores the stories behind the earliest of European deities—the WhiteMoreThe White Goddess is perhaps the finest of Graves works on the psychological & mythological sources of poetry. In this tapestry of poetic & religious scholarship, he explores the stories behind the earliest of European deities—the White Goddess of Birth, Love & Death—who was worshipped under countless titles. He also uncovers the obscure & mysterious power of pure poetry & its peculiar & mythic language.ForewordPoets & gleemenThe battle of the treesDog, roebuck & lapwingThe white goddessGwions riddleA visit to spiral castleGwions riddle solvedHercules on the lotusGwions heresyThe tree-alphabet 1The tree-alphabet 2The song of AmerginPalamedes & the cranesThe roebuck in the thicketThe seven pillarsThe holy unspeakable name of godThe lion with the steady handThe bull-footed godThe number of the beastA conservation at Paphos-AD 43The waters of the styxThe triple museFabulous beastsThe single poetic themeWar in heavenThe return of the goddessPostscript 1960Index