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The White Goddess : a historical grammar of poetic myth

Author: Robert Graves
Publisher: London ; Boston : Faber and Faber, 1961.
Series: Faber Paper Covered Editions
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Amended and enlarged editionView all editions and formats
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Argues that the language of poetic myth current in the Mediterranean and Northern Europe was a magical language bound up with popular religious ceremonies in honour of the Moon-goddess, or Muse - some dating from the Old Stone Age.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Graves
ISBN: 0571069614 9780571069613 0571023622 9780571023622
OCLC Number: 12625608
Description: 511 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: I. Poets and Gleemen --
II. The battle of the trees --
III. Dog, roebuck and lapwing --
IV. The White Goddess --
V. Gwion's riddle --
VI. A visit to Spiral Castle --
VII. Gwion's riddle solved --
VIII. Hercules on the lotus --
IX. Gwion's heresy --
X. The tree-alphabet (1) --
XI. The tree-alphabet (2) --
XII. The song of Amergin --
XIII. Palamedes and the cranes --
XIV. The roebuck in the thicket --
XV. The seven pillars --
XVI. The Holy unspeakable name of God --
XVII. The lion with the steady hand --
XVIII. The bull-footed god --
XIX. The number of the beast --
XX. A conversation at Paphos --
43 AD --
XXI. The waters of Styx --
XXII. The triple muse --
XXIII. Fabulous beasts --
XXIV. The single poetic theme --
XXV. War in Heaven --
XXVI. The return of the goddess --
XXVII. Postscript 1960.
Series Title: Faber Paper Covered Editions
Responsibility: by Robert Graves.

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