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The white goddess : a historical grammar of poetic myth

Author: Robert Graves
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ©1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the language of ancient Celtic and Mediterranean poetic myths, probing the role of the all-encompassing female figure, the White Goddess, in the earliest forms of poetry.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Graves
ISBN: 0374504938 9780374504939 0844659835 9780844659831
OCLC Number: 61143714
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 511 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Poets and gleemen --
The battle of the trees --
Dog, roebuck and lapwing --
The white goddess --
Gwion's riddle --
A visit to spiral castle --
Gwion's riddle solved --
Hercules on the lotus --
Gwion's heresy --
The tree-alphabet (1) --
The tree-alphabet (2) --
The song of Amergin --
Palamedes and the cranes --
The roebuck in the thicket --
The seven pillars --
The holy unspeakable name of god --
The lion with the steady hand --
The bull-footed god --
The number of the beast --
A conservation at Paphos--A.D. 43 --
The waters of the styx --
The triple muse --
Fabulous beasts --
The single poetic theme --
War in heaven --
The return of the goddess --
Postscript 1960.
Responsibility: Robert Graves.

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Examines the language of ancient Celtic and Mediterranean poetic myths, probing the role of the all-encompassing female figure, the White Goddess, in the earliest forms of poetry.

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