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Publisher Marketing: An enormously
versatile and prolific writer, translator, and critic, Robert Graves
considered himself primarily a poet. Nevertheless, he became best
known for his unorthadox historical novels about Rome and for his
studies of the mythological and psychological sources of poetry.
The White Goddess is perhaps his finest and the most popular of
these works. In this book Graves explores the stories behind the
earliest of European deities, the White Goddess of Birth, Love, and
Death, who was worshipped under countless titles. She was beautiful,
fickle, wise, and implacable, and in one of her later forms he is
known as the Ninefold Muse, patroness of the white magic of poetry.
In this brilliant tapestry of poetic and religious scholarship,
Graves uncovers the obscure and mysterious power of pure poetry
and its peculiar, mythic language.
Contributor Bio: Robert
Graves: Graves was a poet, critic, and translator.
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