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The White goddess; a historical grammar of poetic myth

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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  • "White Goddess"@pl
  • "Historical grammar of poetic myth"@en
  • "a historical grammar of poetic myth"

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  • "Schr. verdedigt de stelling dat alle geïnspireerde dichtertaal af te leiden is van de magische taal, gebruikt in de oeroude cultus der Maangodin, die o.a. bewaard werd in de midden-Aziatische en Griekse mysteriënriten en de Keltische dichterscholen."
  • "The White Goddess, Moon-goddess, or Muse, a female diety that appears under many names and guises in myth, is the subject of this study of the language of poetry and folklore. This recurring symbol is examined from the Stone Age to Snow White."
  • "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."@en
  • ""This labyrinthine and extraordinary book, first published more than fifty years ago, was the outcome of Graves's vast reading and curious research into strange territories of folklore, mythology, religion and magic. Erudite and impassioned, it is a scholar-poet's quest for the meaning of European myths, a polemic about the relations between man and woman, and also an intensely personal document in which Graves explored the sources of his own inspiration and, as he believed, all true poetry. This new edition has been prepared by Grevel Lindop, who has written an illuminating introduction. The text of the book incorporates all Graves's final revisions, as well as his replies to two of the original reviewers, and a long essay in which he describes the months of inspiration in which The White Goddess was written." --Contratapa."
  • ""Biała Bogini" powstała miedzy dwoma najbardziej znanymi dziełami tego angielskiego twórcy: powieścia "Ja, Klaudiusz" i "Mitami greckimi". Jest badaniem historycznym opartym na 'natchnieniu poetyckim', badaniem nienaukowym w zwykłym sensie, lecz tym bardziej przez to fascynujacym. Graves wysuwa kontrowersyjne hipotezy, które nadaja jego dziełu wprost sensacyjny charakter. Czytelnik wraz z autorem tropi ślady domniemanej tytułowej bogini w obrzedach i mitach starożytnej Irlandii i Brytanii, odkrywa tajemnice 'zaszyfrowane' w ówczesnych tekstach poetyckich, a nawet gaelickim alfabecie."
  • "This book, first published more than sixty years ago, was the outcome of Robert Graves's vast reading and research into strange territories of folklore, mythology, religion, and magic. Erudite and impassioned, it is a scholar-poet's quest for the meaning of European myths, a polemic about the relations between man and woman, and also an intensely personal document in which Graves explores the sources of his own inspiration and, as he believed, all true poetry. Incorporating all of Graves's final revisions, his replies to two of the original reviewers, and an essay describing the months of illumination in which The White Goddess was written, this is the definitive edition of one of the most influential books of our time."@en
  • "This book, first published more than sixty years ago, was the outcome of Robert Graves's vast reading and research into strange territories of folklore, mythology, religion, and magic. Erudite and impassioned, it is a scholar-poet's quest for the meaning of European myths, a polemic about the relations between man and woman, and also an intensely personal document in which Graves explores the sources of his own inspiration and, as he believed, all true poetry. Incorporating all of Graves's final revisions, his replies to two of the original reviewers, and an essay describing the months of illumination in which The White Goddess was written, this is the definitive edition of one of the most influential books of our time."
  • ""The earliest European deity was the White Goddess of Birth, Love and Death, visibly appearing as New, Full and Old Moon, and worshipped under countless titles. The White Goddess is far more than a long-discredited pagan deity. She is still alive, and her worship takes many strange forms both inside and outside the conventions of Western morality. In particular, she continues as the Ninefold Muse, patroness of the white magic of poetry. Mr. Graves' proposition is that "true poetry" or "pure poetry," which has never been satisfactorily defined except in the emotional effect that it produces in its readers, has only a single language and a single infinitely variable theme. He shows that this theme is inseparably connected with the ancient cult-ritual of the White Goddess and her Son. The language is called myth and is based on a few simple magical formulas, kept close secrets for thousands of years by her initiates, without a knowledge of which the legends of Palestine, Greece, Rome, and Northwestern Europe are so much beautiful, disgusting or boring nonsense. Poetry is "true" or "pure" to the degree that the poet makes intuitive use of the formulas. Here then is a historical grammar of poetic myth, with the more important magical elements logically deduced from scattered relics of several allied mystery-cults."--From English edition of book."

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  • "Mythology"
  • "Poetry"
  • "Poetry"@en
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"@en
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "History"@en
  • "History"

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  • "La Déesse blanche : un mythe poétique expliqué par l'histoire"
  • "The White goddess : a historical grammar of poetic myth, by Robert Graves"
  • "The White Goddess : A historical grammar of poetic myth"
  • "The White goddess; a historical grammar of poetic myth"@en
  • "The White Goddess; a historical grammar of poetic myth"@en
  • "The White Goddess; a historical grammar of poetic myth"
  • "The white goddess : A historical grammar of poetic myth"
  • "The white Goddess : a historical of poetic myth"
  • "The white goddess : a historical grammar of poetic myth"
  • "The white goddess : a historical grammar of poetic myth"@en
  • "The white Godess : A historical grammar of poetic myth"
  • "The White goddess : a historical grammar of poetic myth"@en
  • "The White goddess : a historical grammar of poetic myth"
  • "The white goddess"@en
  • "The white goddess"
  • "The white goddess; a historical grammar of poetic myth"@en
  • "The White Goddess ... Amended and enlarged edition"@en
  • "The White Goddess : a Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth"@en
  • "The white goddess a historical grammar of poetic myth"
  • "The white goddess a historical grammar of poetic myth"@en
  • "The white goddess : a historical grammar of poetica myth"@en
  • "The White Goddess : a historical grammar of poetic myth"
  • "The White Goddess : a historical grammar of poetic myth"@en
  • "The white Goddess : a historical grammer of poetic myth"@en
  • "The White Goddess a historical grammar of poetic myth. Amended and enl"@en
  • "The white Goddess : a historical grammar of poetic myth"
  • "The White goddess. A historical grammar of poetic myth. Amended and enlarged ed"
  • "White Goddess : a historical grammar of poetic myth"
  • "La déesse blanche : un mythe poétique expliqué par l'histoire"
  • "The White Goddess, A historical grammar of poetic myth"@en
  • "The White Goddess a historical grammar of poetic myth"@en
  • "The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth"@en
  • "The White Goddess; a historical grammar of poetic myth. Amended and enlarged edition"@en
  • "Biała Bogini"
  • "Biała Bogini"@pl

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