The White Goddess
A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth
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"The White Goddess" is perhaps the finest of Robert Graves's works on the psychological and mythological sources of poetry. In this tapestry of poetic and religious scholarship, Graves explores the stories behind the earliest of European deities--the White Goddess of Birth, Love, and Death--who was worshipped under countless titles. He also uncovers the obscure and mysterious power of "pure poetry" and its peculiar and mythic language.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 9780374504939, 512pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1966
About the Author
Robert Graves (1895-1985), born in London, was one of the most talented, colorful, and prolific men of letters in the twentieth century. He is best known for his historical novels, " I, Claudius" and "Claudius the God." He spent much of his life on the island of Majorca.