The White Goddess
A Historical Grammar of Poetic MythFSG Classics
Robert Graves; A new edition edited by Grevel Lindop
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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.